Guidelines for Exercising Before, During and After Diving

Ever wondered about the effects of exercising before, during and after diving? DAN AP’s Founder, John Lippmann, provides some general advice.

Ever wondered about the effects of exercising before, during and after diving? DAN AP’s Founder, John Lippmann, provides some general advice. Continue reading “Guidelines for Exercising Before, During and After Diving”

Fiji Friday – Have you dived Vatu-I-Ra?

Looking for a relaxing ‘dive holiday’ dive trip? A place with easy diving and sites with names like Heaven’s Door, Purple Haze and Black Magic? Then look no further than Fiji’s Vatu-I-Ra on Viti Levu’s northern coast.

Looking for a relaxing ‘dive holiday’ dive trip?  A place with easy diving and sites with names like Heaven’s Door, Purple Haze and Black Magic? Then look no further than Fiji’s Vatu-I-Ra on Viti Levu’s northern coast.

Fiji’s diving is often overlooked, as many imagine that all of Fiji is just like the vague recollections they have of the beachside resorts of the Mamanuca Islands, or some resort they have vague memories of on the Coral Coast. Not so! Fiji has some of the very best diving in the Pacific. Continue reading “Fiji Friday – Have you dived Vatu-I-Ra?”

Party on… not! The dangers of partying too hard the night before

Excerpt: Divers often gather for a beer or two after a long day of diving, and some drink more than just one or two! What are the risks – especially when we are likely to get back in the water early the next morning?

Divers often gather for a beer or two after a long day of diving, and some, let’s face it, drink more than just one or two! But what are the risks involved in doing this, especially when we are likely to get back in the water early the next morning? Continue reading “Party on… not! The dangers of partying too hard the night before”

Human Factors Skills in Diving Course, hosted by DAN AP, 29-30 November

An intensive 2-day course for instructors, instructor trainers and those who are exposed to higher levels of risk, for example in cave and technical diving, to improve their personal and team performance. Hosted by DAN AP and held at DAN AP HQ, 29-30 November, led by Gareth Lock – GUE’s Director for Risk Management.

Human Factors Skills in Diving Course hosted by DAN AP

This unique training course is led by Gareth Lock, an Open Circuit advanced trimix diver, recently appointed GUE’s Director for Risk Management. (Bio below).

The intensive 2-day course is for instructors, instructor trainers and those who are exposed to higher levels of risk, for example in cave and technical diving, to improve their personal and team performance, and improve their safety as a by-product. Continue reading “Human Factors Skills in Diving Course, hosted by DAN AP, 29-30 November”

Prizes Galore at the Solomons Dive Fest 2017

The 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Fest was on last week with a dozen divers and dive media diving around the Solomon’s Western Province and competing for three prizes – each another dive trip in the Solomons.

The 2017 Solomon Islands Dive Fest was on last week with a dozen divers and dive media diving around the Solomon’s Western Province, enjoying festivities and presentations from the likes of DAN – and competing for three prizes – each one being another dive trip in the Solomons.

Read the full trip report to find out who won, and see their winning pictures. Continue reading “Prizes Galore at the Solomons Dive Fest 2017”

Is your operator O2 Prepared?

There’s more to Oxygen Preparedness than just having that green case with the reassuring DAN sticker on it tucked away in the bow. Delivery equipment, training and other factors play a big part. How prepared is your dive operator?

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Recently on Facebook we posted four questions that divers should ask to gauge an operator’s level of preparedness to help you in the event of a diving accident. These centred around availability of oxygen, appropriate equipment, supply of oxygen and staff trained in oxygen provision.

Here, DAN AP’s General Manager, Scott Jamieson, discusses Oxygen Preparedness in the context of a recent diving incident. Continue reading “Is your operator O2 Prepared?”

Can I dive while pregnant?

A common question from female divers is whether they can keep diving whilst pregnant. Even those trying to become pregnant need to read this blog.

Can I dive while pregnant?

A common question from female divers is whether they can keep diving whilst pregnant.

When it comes to fitness for diving, the recommendations for male and female divers are largely the same: good exercise tolerance, a healthy weight and awareness of possible concerns related to medical conditions and medications. But men and women are physically and physiologically different and with women representing about a third of the recreational diving population it’s important to consider specific health concerns that female divers face. Continue reading “Can I dive while pregnant?”