Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents

Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents that the DAN APAC team has advised and assisted with this month.

Over the past few weeks we have been sharing incident insights and case assessments from recent Calls for Help, and below are summaries of other recent Asia-Pacific incidents: Continue reading “Ear trauma, DCI and all sorts of skin rashes: a Review of Recent Asia-Pacific Incidents”

Incident Assessment: act fast, and call DAN for advice

A recent case in Thailand illustrates why it’s important to act fast, and call DAN, before self-diagnosing – for the best treatment and insurance cover.

A recent case in Thailand illustrates why it’s important to act fast, and call DAN, before self-diagnosing – for the best treatment and insurance cover. Continue reading “Incident Assessment: act fast, and call DAN for advice”

How to recognise skin bends, a recent DAN case study

DCS-related skin changes usually occur within several minutes to several hours after a dive. But how can you tell when it’s serious?

Incident Assessment: Skin Bends

In this incident, a diver in Indonesia experiences a skin rash post-diving for the second time in 6-months. Continue reading “How to recognise skin bends, a recent DAN case study”

DAN Incident Insights: are you covered?

This week we look at two cases: the first involving a motorbike accident and the second a friend calling for advice on behalf of his buddy with no DAN coverage.

This week we look at two cases: the first involving a motorbike accident and the second a friend calling for advice on behalf of his buddy with no DAN coverage. Continue reading “DAN Incident Insights: are you covered?”

Do you know the difference between DCI and DCS?

We often hear the terms DCS and DCI, and DAN AP predominantly uses DCI when we discuss diving incidents, but do you know why we use this term instead of DCS?

We often hear the terms DCS and DCI, and DAN AP predominantly uses DCI when we discuss diving incidents, but do you know why we use this term instead of DCS? Continue reading “Do you know the difference between DCI and DCS?”

Aches and Pains – how can you tell if it’s DCI?

So how can we determine whether we should be concerned that those aches and pains are DCI?

Differentiating between general aches and pains that may occur from overdoing it lifting dive equipment, as opposed to a symptom that could be associated with DCI, can be tricky. So how can we determine whether we should be concerned? Factors such as when the symptom/s commence and how they present can help in deciphering. Continue reading “Aches and Pains – how can you tell if it’s DCI?”

A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents

DAN has been presented a variety of cases this month, from suspected DCI to scorpion fish stings and mysterious insect bites.

DAN has been presented a variety of cases this month, from suspected DCI to scorpion fish stings and mysterious insect bites.
Continue reading “A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents”