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?”

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”

Oxygen First Aid Keeps Two Divers Out of the Chamber – Recent Cases

In two recent cases, immediate oxygen first aid resolved symptoms and kept the divers out of the chamber. Continue reading “Oxygen First Aid Keeps Two Divers Out of the Chamber – Recent Cases”

Don’t worry, it’s just a case of ‘sea legs’

Recently at DAN Asia-Pacific we received two calls for help from divers who were advised by their dive instructors not to worry about symptoms they were experiencing post-diving.

Recently at DAN Asia-Pacific we received two calls for help from divers who were advised by their dive instructors not to worry about symptoms they were experiencing post-diving. Here is a summary of the two cases: Continue reading “Don’t worry, it’s just a case of ‘sea legs’”

May 2018 Roundup – a sample of recent Asia-Pacific Diving incidents

Suspected DCI, ear barotrauma… and plain old partying too hard the night before. Every month DAN Asia-Pacific receives calls from all over the region for a broad range of reasons. Here is a sample of calls received in May 2018.

Every month DAN Asia-Pacific receives calls from all over the region for a broad range of reasons. Here is a sample of calls received in May 2018: Continue reading “May 2018 Roundup – a sample of recent Asia-Pacific Diving incidents”

April: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents

Concussion, skin DCI and suspected pulmonary oedema, a few cases the DAN AP team helped with this month.

Concussion, skin DCI and suspected pulmonary oedema, a few cases the DAN AP team helped with this month. Continue reading “April: A Sample of Recent Asia-Pacific Diving Incidents”