Getting ready for your end of year getaway? Read this first!
With the holiday season fast approaching, many divers are likely to have plans for a diving trip away, so we’ve put together a collection of Travel Tips that will help ensure your gear is ready and your stomach remains healthy. After all, no one wants a stomach bug or gear issue ruining the precious time they have on a much looked forward to break!
Preparing Your Gear for a Dive Trip
It makes sense to check that all your gear is in good order before you depart on any dive holiday. This will help to ensure that gear failures do not lead to aborted or missed divers, or worse. READ MORE
Headed somewhere hot for the holidays? Make sure to pack this trip tip to keep you safe from the heat. READ MORE
Party in Moderation
This is the time of year for celebrating and, quite often, for excess. We all need to be aware of the risk of dehydration and the possible impairments to our judgement and reactions if we dive without adequate rest, poorly hydrated or after a long night out celebrating the best of the season. Particularly in hotter climates keeping a regular intake of water is important, as is getting plenty of rest.
If you venture overseas often enough, you are bound to be afflicted sooner or later. Some people are extremely sensitive to any change in their diet, and succumb every time they leave their own region. Most infections are minor, and sort themselves out in a day or so, but at its worst, traveller’s diarrhoea can result in serious illness. READ MORE
Coping with Fungal Infection
While it is never going to put your life at risk, a case of tinea can make an overseas trip a misery. Tinea is a fungal infection, and if it flares up while you are overseas, you probably already had it in a dormant state. READ MORE
Wherever you are going and whatever you are doing, we hope you enjoy a great break and the opportunity to relax and recharge for the year ahead. Before you jump on the plane make sure your DAN AP coverage is in place, and know that DAN’s Emergency Hotlines are available 24/7 in the event of a diving incident.