Know Your Oxygen-Delivery Masks 1
June 7th, 2018
The oronasal mask is the most versatile and effective delivery device in most circumstances. ...
Oxygen Unit Maintenance
June 6th, 2018
Inspecting an emergency oxygen unit is not difficult, but a few specific features need to be checked regularly for both your safety and the functionality of the unit. ...
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 ...
First Aid Kits
May 23rd, 2018
A WELL-STOCKED FIRST AID KIT, KEPT IN EASY REACH, IS A NECESSITY FOR EVERY DIVER. LEARN ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT A KIT AND WHAT TO PUT IN IT....
THE STORY OF A RASH AFTER A DIVE
May 23rd, 2018
Skin problems in diving can have various causes, including decompression illness. In this article, we look at the different forms of skin bends and what to do when you think you might be affected....
To lie or not to lie?
May 22nd, 2018
The medical statement is a set of unified standards evolved from the need for minimum health standards prior to initiating dive training. Over the decades, fitness protocols for recreational divers ha...
Investing in the future of reefs
May 22nd, 2018
The Global coral repository will collect biopsies of various coral species to protect our oceans’ future. ...
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. ...
Sweet Dreams: When Can I Resume Diving Post Anaesthesia?
May 21st, 2018
The ability to dive depends on the diagnosis for which the anaesthetic was given and the disability from the surgical procedure will determine when you can resume diving. If one was put to sleep for s...
Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...
Learning to Rebreathe
May 11th, 2018
When using a closed-circuit rebreather, breathing does not change the total volume of the liquid displaced in terms of Archimedes’ law, it simply moves the volume of gas back and forth between your lu...
Emergency Planning: Why Do We Need It?
May 10th, 2018
Ensuring a plan is effective requires a more detailed assessment and an understanding of what actions may be necessary. We start with a vulnerability assessment in which we consider the probable hazar...
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