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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...  Read More
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When things go wrong
May 10th, 2018
History teaches us that accidents are always possible. Emergency action plans (EAPs) are essential tools for dive professionals and dive businesses. These plans typically provide information needed in...  Read More
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The Boat Left Without You: Now What?
April 25th, 2018
While being left behind by the dive boat is a rare occurrence, simply becoming separated from it is far more common. Either way, when divers are stranded at sea, the prospects can seem bleak. Even in ...  Read More
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Five pro tips for capturing better images in cold water
April 25th, 2018
All underwater photographers, at some point in their shooting life, will find themselves captivated by the unique subjects found only in temperate or cold water. Whether you're shooting the white shar...  Read More
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Cape Town Diving
April 24th, 2018
For those divers traveling to Cape Town for the Dive Festival...  Read More
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Compensation Legislation and the Recreational Diver
April 23rd, 2018
The requirements placed on dive operators to ensure that, as far as reasonably practicable, their workplace is (as the Occupational Health and Safety Act [OHSA] states)“safe and without risks to healt...  Read More
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Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...  Read More
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Scuba Air Quality
April 20th, 2018
In this first of two parts, the rationale behind set contaminant limits for acceptable scuba air quality Is explained. Our knowledge-base on air quality for scuba diving has traditionally been driven ...  Read More
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Gordon Hiles - I am an Underwater Cameraman and Film Maker
April 16th, 2018
Underwater cameraman and film maker, Gordon Hiles tell us about his career. He is a DAN member....  Read More
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Diving and regular exercise
April 11th, 2018
Some runners run every day regardless of other activities. The first recommendation for such people is that they dive very conservatively. This advice is by itself a problem since it is difficult to q...  Read More
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Diving after Surgery
April 10th, 2018
When assessing a diver’s fitness to dive post-surgery, there are many factors to consider; this article provides some guidelines for ensuring a safe decision...  Read More
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Children and diving. The real concerns.
April 10th, 2018
When it comes to children and diving, there are many concerns to address regarding their underwatersafety and capabilities. In this article, some leading medical experts share their opinions on the su...  Read More
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