Wolf Rock, Australia’s new favourite pelagic dive experience

Until quite recently, not many people were aware of the incredible pelagic diving experience found at Wolf Rock on Queensland’s Fraser Coast. New owners at the local dive shop at Rainbow Beach have changed all that. By posting a few videos of their pelagic encounters on Facebook, suddenly they’ve added Wolf Rock to every diver’s bucket list. Continue reading “Wolf Rock, Australia’s new favourite pelagic dive experience”

9 Tips for Easy Equalisation

Having trouble equalising? There are several techniques you can employ to equalise your ears. Here are 9 tips for easy equalisation.

Having trouble equalising? There are several techniques you can employ to equalise your ears. Here are 9 tips for easy equalisation. Continue reading “9 Tips for Easy Equalisation”

Fast Facts About Equalisation

Recently we tested our Facebook followers on ear safety with a Quiz, and not everyone got 100% so we thought we’d share a few facts about ears and equalisation!

Recently we tested our Facebook followers on ear safety and equalisation with a fun Facebook Quiz, which generated a lot of interest! However not everyone got 100% so we thought we’d share a few facts about ears and equalisation.
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DAN Incident Report: permanent hearing loss

“Toughing it out” with an ear problem has left DAN member Craig Taylor with permanent hearing loss

Recently DAN member Craig Taylor provided some comments on our Facebook page regarding a diving incident he experienced that left him with permanent hearing loss. Craig has kindly agreed to share his story on our blog. Continue reading “DAN Incident Report: permanent hearing loss”

February DAN Report: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents

To give you an idea of the range of cases DAN takes care of each month – here’s a sample of February’s cases.

To give you an idea of the range of cases DAN takes care of each month – here’s a sample of February’s cases. Continue reading “February DAN Report: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents”

When accidents happen…

A medical guide to handling interactions with marine creatures

By Joseph Becker, M.D. and Paul Auerbach, M.D., M.S.

No matter how careful they are, sooner or later most divers are stung, bitten, punctured or poisoned by a marine animal. While a healthy respect for marine life and the environment is a good safety measure, accidents happen and serious afflictions may result.

Sharks are commonly thought of as the animal most likely to cause injury, but in truth, there are many other marine animals that are more likely to injure divers. Creatures such as barracuda, seals, otters and eels – while not normally aggressive – may sometimes react defensively and bite humans. Continue reading “When accidents happen…”

The SS President Coolidge: the world’s largest, most accessible wreck

Remnants of the Second World War can be found scattered throughout the Pacific, from the jungles and lagoons of Micronesia and Papua New Guinea to Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. One of the most famous (and largest) wrecks however, is found somewhere in between, in Vanuatu: the SS President Coolidge. Continue reading “The SS President Coolidge: the world’s largest, most accessible wreck”