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”

13 Ways to Run Out of Air (and how not to…)

Staying too long, diving too deep, working too hard… here are the top 13 ways divers run out of air (and how to avoid them).

Staying too long, diving too deep, working too hard… here are the top 13 ways divers run out of air (and how to avoid them). Continue reading “13 Ways to Run Out of Air (and how not to…)”

When’s the last time you used a Checklist?

Checklists are a great tool for ensuring all items for a specific task are completed; but how many divers (apart from rebreather divers) still use them?

As new divers, we were all introduced to checklists. We learnt the importance of pre-dive checks (for our BCD, weights, releases, air) and what to include when packing gear pre-dive. Continue reading “When’s the last time you used a Checklist?”

Equalisation Troubles for New Divers: Recent Incidents

Recently, DAN AP has had a couple of cases of novice divers experiencing problems equalising leading to Ear Barotrauma.

Recently, DAN AP has had a couple of cases of novice divers experiencing problems equalising leading to Ear Barotrauma: Continue reading “Equalisation Troubles for New Divers: Recent Incidents”