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Scuba Diving and Life Expectancy
September 7th, 2018
Diving burns more calories than many people think. It is a very gentle form of exercise, but it is exercise nonetheless. When divers breathe air or nitrox at depth, reactive oxygen species are produce...  Read More
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How the dive Relfex protects the brain and heart
September 7th, 2018
Simply being immersed in water creates a hydrostatic pressure effect on the body that essentially squeezes some of the blood from our extremities back toward our heart. The vagus nerve also causes cer...  Read More
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Altitude sickness and DCS
September 7th, 2018
Let them have the adventure of a lifetime....  Read More
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Dry suits and skin Bends
September 7th, 2018
Cutaneous DCS typically presents as a blotchy, bruise-like rash generally appearing in areas of the body with the most adipose tissue (body fat), such as the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts. The...  Read More
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Plan for medical emergencies
September 7th, 2018
Reduce your risk. Identify any recommended vaccinations for your destination, and schedule to get them early. ...  Read More
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Customize Your First-Aid Kit
September 7th, 2018
For most DAN staff, diving is not just a job, it's a passion. A few colleagues shared their recommendations about divers' first-aid needs from their personal experiences....  Read More
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Replacing dive computers and BCDs
September 6th, 2018
New technology has improved computer processing power, battery life, sensor sensitivity and display screens....  Read More
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Diving with Chemotherapy
September 6th, 2018
Returning to diving after any major health issue, including cancer, is that you should be released by your physician for full and unrestricted activity, with no limitations on mobility or lifting and ...  Read More
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Side effects of Rectogesic ointment
September 5th, 2018
Complications such as dizziness or headache during a dive, it could be difficult to differentiate a dive-related illness from the medication's side effects....  Read More
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Diagnoses: Pulmonary bleb
September 5th, 2018
Consulting a physician trained in dive medicine that will recognise the inherent danger of breathing compressed gas at increased atmospheric pressures...  Read More
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Return to Diving
September 5th, 2018
Conservative diving is strongly recommended to avoid a repeat DCS incident. Being conservative is a trade-off. Divers want to maximize their bottom time to get the most out of every dive, but that max...  Read More
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Jetlag - FAQ - What to do?
August 31st, 2018
 Question:My next dive trip is taking me across the world. Whenever I cross time zones, I suffer relatively severe jet lag, which affects my ability to dive safely. What might I do to minimize the eff...  Read More
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