Posts with the category “alert-diver-spring-editions”

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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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Taravana: Fact or Falacy?
May 30th, 2018
The condition, known as “taravana” amongst pearl divers of the Tuamotus (a chain of islands and atolls in French Polynesia), has increasingly become accepted as a unique form of DCI ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Weight Training for better diving
May 21st, 2018
This weight-training program that targets the muscles most used while scubadiving and will allow you to do multiday dives without undue strain or fatigue. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Medical Concerns and the Ageing Diver
August 24th, 2017
Two concerns burden the older diver: fitness for the intended activity and the likelihood of survival. Put otherwise, am I fit enough to continue with my passion without getting injured, or even dying...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Protecting Our Waters Above and Below
August 24th, 2017
Diving businesses depend heavily on the quality and sustainability of the diving environments they offer their clients: Ecology affects their economy. Therefore, divers and diving businesses all have ...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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E-Cigarettes the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
August 24th, 2017
​Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have taken the world by storm, and vape shops are everywhere to be found. There are over 500 brands of e-cigarettes and 7700 flavours e-juice readily available on...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Can Breath-hold Diving Cause DCI?
August 24th, 2017
​Breath-hold diving (BHD) or freediving is a form of underwater diving that relies on the divers’ ability to hold their breath until resurfacing, rather than on the use of a breathing apparatus such a...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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How to file a claim?
June 5th, 2017
​Your how-to when filing a claim for medical expenses related to a diving injury or a travel-related medical emergency covered under DAN-SA membership benefits.  ​DAN-SA is a public benefit organisati...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Diving Safety Officer
December 14th, 2016
NEW SAFETY PROGRAMME LAUNCHED ​​In addition to assisting injured recreational scuba divers, the primary mission of DAN-SA is for every dive to be accident and injury free. To realise this vision, the...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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