Case Study: unrecognised ear barotrauma

Despite ear pain, a novice diver continues diving, and finds out the hard way that symptoms or signs of a possible ear barotrauma should not to ignored.

Despite ear pain, a novice diver continues diving, and finds out the hard way that symptoms or signs of a possible ear barotrauma should not to ignored. Continue reading “Case Study: unrecognised ear barotrauma”

Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance.

Mild but persistent symptoms… a reminder that post-dive symptoms do not need to be extreme before a call is placed to DAN for advice/assistance. Continue reading “Case study: persistent mild symptoms result in evacuation”

It began as an idyllic day… a tale about propeller and boat awareness

DAN Member, Dennis, was on a diving holiday on a Thai liveaboard. He was enjoying a dive in the Andaman Sea at a dive site called Silvertip Bank: a large, scenic reef with crystal-clear water and plenty of marine life. Everything was going according to plan, until he surfaced.

DAN Member, Dennis, was on a diving holiday on a Thai liveaboard. He was enjoying a dive in the Andaman Sea at a dive site called Silvertip Bank: a large, scenic reef with crystal-clear water and plenty of marine life. Everything was going according to plan, until he surfaced. Continue reading “It began as an idyllic day… a tale about propeller and boat awareness”

The Anatomy of an Emergency Evacuation

When something goes wrong, the costs of rescue and evacuation can escalate quickly, even in destinations we don’t normally consider remote like Fiji, as this case study demonstrates.

When something goes wrong, the costs of rescue and evacuation can escalate quickly, even in destinations we don’t normally consider remote like Fiji, as this case study demonstrates. Continue reading “The Anatomy of an Emergency Evacuation”

Left at Sea

Peter Buzzacott, DAN’s Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention, reviews a recent incident in which four divers were left at sea. What could have been done to prevent this happening?

Peter Buzzacott, DAN’s Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention, reviews a recent incident in which four divers were left at sea. What could have been done to prevent this happening? Continue reading “Left at Sea”

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”