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?”

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?”

DAN Case Study: Untrained Diver Dies Entangled in Kelp

This tragic case study illustrates just why professional training is so important before donning scuba gear and jumping in.

This tragic case study illustrates just why professional training is so important before donning scuba gear and jumping in. Continue reading “DAN Case Study: Untrained Diver Dies Entangled in Kelp”

Stranded While Drift Diving

In this case recently reported to DAN AP, divers are stranded in open water when a drift dive doesn’t go according to plan.

In this case recently reported to DAN AP, divers are stranded in open water when a drift dive doesn’t go according to plan. Continue reading “Stranded While Drift Diving”

Carbon Monoxide (CO): A Very Bad Gas

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”