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Your DAN Safety Stop
July 17th, 2018
DAN has always been about the partnership between our organisation and the scuba divers who support it. DAN members enjoy great benefits, including Travel Assistance, Alert Diver magazine, and access ...  Read More
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Injuries due to exposure - Hyperthermia
July 9th, 2018
Water temperatures that exceed 97°F (36°C) are not commonly experienced by recreational scuba divers. As a result, hyperthermia typically occurs during surface or land-based activities....  Read More
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Know your Oxygen delivery masks 3
July 4th, 2018
Regardless of the mask used, a rescuer's technique affects the concentration of oxygen delivered to the injured diver....  Read More
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Plastic is Killing our ocean
June 14th, 2018
Scientists’ best estimates are that 80% of the debris in the ocean comes from land-based activities. The remainder comes from oilrigs, private boats, commercial ships losing cargo, and fishing vessels...  Read More
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The Future of Dive Medicine
June 13th, 2018
By Peter Buzzacott, Ph.D., MPHThe past 40 years have been rife with medical advancements. Treatments for cancer are now routinely targeted to the individual, stomach ulcers are no longer thought to re...  Read More
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How to plan for your dive trip
June 11th, 2018
This Smart Guide is a quick and easy reference tool to help you prepare for your dive travel to local and international destinations....  Read More
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Injuries due to Exposure - Dehydration and other concerns
June 11th, 2018
Dehydration is often suspected when someone feels unwell after having been physically active and sweating profusely in a hot, humid environment....  Read More
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Injuries due to exposure - Altitude sickness
June 11th, 2018
Traveling to high altitudes exposes travelers to increasingly rarefied air and progressively decreasing amounts of oxygen, resulting in declining levels of oxygen in the blood and thus impaired physic...  Read More
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Injuries due to exposure - Hypothermia
June 11th, 2018
The opportunity to enjoy the scenic splendor of the great outdoors is one of the major attractions of traveling. But with enjoyment of the out-of-doors comes a risk of injury due to exposure....  Read More
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Emergency Oxygen units
June 7th, 2018
In a diving emergency, oxygen first aid can save lives (See "First Aid Refresher"), but only if the emergency kit is fully charged and in good operating condition. Proper maintenance is vital, especia...  Read More
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Know Your Oxygen-Delivery Masks 2
June 7th, 2018
Nonrebreather masks are a first-aid option for distressed injured divers who are unable to activate demand valves....  Read More
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Know Your Oxygen-Delivery Masks 1
June 7th, 2018
The oronasal mask is the most versatile and effective delivery device in most circumstances. ...  Read More
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