Last week we put a call out asking divers to share incidents concerning boat safety, and we received some interesting stories. Fortunately, in these cases there were no injuries, but the outcome could have been very different. Following is a review of the encounters: Continue reading “The jet boat driver used my dive flag as a target! Readers share their near-misses.”
It was a beautiful Caribbean day, water conditions were excellent but Anna was feeling confused. Author Simon Pridmore recounts a CO incident…
Author Simon Pridmore recounts a CO incident… Continue reading “Carbon Monoxide (CO): A Very Bad Gas”
Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive.
Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. Whether it’s an easy-to-use signalling device to get your buddy’s attention, a rugged cutting tool to get you out of a sticky situation or a bright light to illuminate a dark place, an effective accessory might be just what your gear bag is missing. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive. Continue reading “How to: Accessorise Your Dive”
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”
“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”
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”
Koh Ha is a tiny group of islands not far from Koh Lanta on Thailand’s south west coast. The tall rocky limestone karst islands are very picturesque, like many of the islands in this part of the world, similar to Koh Phi Phi and the so-called James Bond island in Phang Nga. But the real beauty of these islands is to be found underwater. Continue reading “Koh Ha: Thailand’s royal dive destination”
In the remote island of Yonaguni, Japan’s most south-westerly point in the province of Okinawa, an underwater feature has archaeologists and geologists still arguing 30 years on
In the remote island of Yonaguni, Japan’s most south-westerly point in the province of Okinawa, an underwater feature has archaeologists and geologists arguing, still, 30 years after it was first discovered. Is it an ancient monument, the remains of a legendary city like Atlantis, swallowed by the ocean thousands of years ago? Was it built by aliens? Or is it a natural rock formation? Continue reading “Yonaguni Monument – lost underwater temple or natural feature?”
The 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Fest was on last week with a dozen divers and dive media diving around the Solomon’s Western Province and competing for three prizes – each another dive trip in the Solomons.
The 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Fest was on last week with a dozen divers and dive media diving around the Solomon’s Western Province, enjoying festivities and presentations from the likes of DAN – and competing for three prizes – each one being another dive trip in the Solomons.
Read the full trip report to find out who won, and see their winning pictures. Continue reading “Prizes Galore at the Solomons Dive Fest 2017”