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’”

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”

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”

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”

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”