How to: Accessorise Your Dive

Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive.

Quality dive accessories exist to make diving not only safer but also simpler and more enjoyable. Whether it’s an easy-to-use signalling device to get your buddy’s attention, a rugged cutting tool to get you out of a sticky situation or a bright light to illuminate a dark place, an effective accessory might be just what your gear bag is missing. DAN’s Reilly Fogarty shares some tips on how best to accessorise your dive. Continue reading “How to: Accessorise Your Dive”

Bent in Paradise

After a scary incident in Kalimantan, a diver learns the hard way why it’s important not to push your limits and take care of your own safety.

After a scary incident in Kalimantan, a diver learns the hard way why it’s important not to push your limits and take care of your own safety. Continue reading “Bent in Paradise”

When accidents happen…

A medical guide to handling interactions with marine creatures

By Joseph Becker, M.D. and Paul Auerbach, M.D., M.S.

No matter how careful they are, sooner or later most divers are stung, bitten, punctured or poisoned by a marine animal. While a healthy respect for marine life and the environment is a good safety measure, accidents happen and serious afflictions may result.

Sharks are commonly thought of as the animal most likely to cause injury, but in truth, there are many other marine animals that are more likely to injure divers. Creatures such as barracuda, seals, otters and eels – while not normally aggressive – may sometimes react defensively and bite humans. Continue reading “When accidents happen…”

Diving Nusa Penida’s colourful Crystal Bay – but beware the downcurrents

Nusa Penida’s Crystal Bay provides an animated visual feast of colourful marine life, but beware the currents that create the show.

As you might expect the waters of Crystal Bay in Nusa Penida are crystal clear and I don’t mean like glass, I mean like crystal, every colourful fish positively sparkling in Technicolor! Continue reading “Diving Nusa Penida’s colourful Crystal Bay – but beware the downcurrents”

DAN AP –‘Incident Insights’ – Dec 2017

DAN AP presents our monthly precis of serious incident calls to DAN AP – and most importantly – what we can learn from them

DAN AP presents our monthly precis of serious incident calls to DAN AP – and most importantly – what we can learn from them. Sadly, DAN AP was also advised of two fatalities. Continue reading “DAN AP –‘Incident Insights’ – Dec 2017”

Safety is in the Air – DAN AP Air Quality Campaign Launch

After the relatively recent death of a scuba diver, it was found that the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in his tank was 450 times above the accepted limit. This has prompted DAN AP to launch a safety and awareness campaign, the main goal of which is to prevent people from diving with contaminated breathing gas in the first place.

Safety is in the Air – DAN AP Air Quality Campaign Launch

After the relatively recent death of a scuba diver, it was found that the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in his tank was 450 times above the accepted limit. He had filled his tank from a compressor which had not been properly maintained or regularly tested. As a result, the air being supplied was found to be very high in Carbon Monoxide (CO) levels. Continue reading “Safety is in the Air – DAN AP Air Quality Campaign Launch”

Ready for your end of year getaway? Read this first!

With the holiday season fast approaching, many divers are likely to have plans for a diving trip away, so we’ve put together a collection of Travel Tips that will help ensure your gear is ready and your stomach remains healthy.

Getting ready for your end of year getaway? Read this first!

With the holiday season fast approaching, many divers are likely to have plans for a diving trip away, so we’ve put together a collection of Travel Tips that will help ensure your gear is ready and your stomach remains healthy. After all, no one wants a stomach bug or gear issue ruining the precious time they have on a much looked forward to break! Continue reading “Ready for your end of year getaway? Read this first!”