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”

March: A sample of recent Asia-Pacific diving incidents

From bitey fish to skin bends… a sample of cases DAN APAC helped with this month.

From bitey fish to skin bends… a sample of cases DAN APAC helped with this month. Continue reading “March: A sample of recent Asia-Pacific diving incidents”

9 Tips for Easy Equalisation

Having trouble equalising? There are several techniques you can employ to equalise your ears. Here are 9 tips for easy equalisation.

Having trouble equalising? There are several techniques you can employ to equalise your ears. Here are 9 tips for easy equalisation. Continue reading “9 Tips for Easy Equalisation”

Fast Facts About Equalisation

Recently we tested our Facebook followers on ear safety with a Quiz, and not everyone got 100% so we thought we’d share a few facts about ears and equalisation!

Recently we tested our Facebook followers on ear safety and equalisation with a fun Facebook Quiz, which generated a lot of interest! However not everyone got 100% so we thought we’d share a few facts about ears and equalisation.
Continue reading “Fast Facts About Equalisation”

DAN Incident Report: permanent hearing loss

“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”

DAN Incident Insights: Quiet Rupture

A “mild” barotrauma leaves a diver with potentially permanent hearing loss. By John Lippmann, DAN AP Founder, Chairman, Director of Research

Diver’s Background. “James” (not his real name) is a 62 year-old Australian male. He is an experienced diver, logging more than 1500 dives over 33 years, mainly in the cooler waters of southern Australia. However, he has also done at least one overseas diving trip each year, mainly to tropical locations. Continue reading “DAN Incident Insights: Quiet Rupture”