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.
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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?”

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’”

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”