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

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Fire Safety In the Dive Industry: Part 1
October 3rd, 2019
While prevention is key, being aware, prepared, trained and equipped will ensure the best possible outcome in a fire. Do not try to be brave; if you are unsure, untrained or responsible for others, ev...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Breath Hold Diving: Part 1
February 13th, 2019
Over the many years that humans have practiced breath-hold diving, it has grown to become an important part of both commercial and recreational diving. Let’s take an in-depth look at its history and e...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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DAN e-Learning programs
February 8th, 2019
When it comes to first-aid and safety education and training, our goal is to make the information easily accessible and maximize your in-person instructional time. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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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
by DAN Medical Team
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Diving with Cancer
April 10th, 2017
​Whether experienced or newly qualified, all divers who have been diagnosed with cancer need to re-evaluate their fitness to dive.   There are more than 200 types of cancers affecting 60 different org...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Medication & Drug Use
April 10th, 2017
​Dr Cecilia Roberts delves into the ever notorious topic regarding the use of medication or drugs during diving.   We receive numerous queries via the DAN-SA hotline and portal asking whether it is sa...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Lighting Ergonomics
March 16th, 2017
THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LIGHTING IN A DIVING BUSINESS   Good lighting is important in any business in order to maintain a safe, healthy and productive workspace. This is also true for diving busines...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Smoking & Diving
December 15th, 2016
​The negative health effects of smoking are largely known. It is generally advised that smoking and diving are two activities best not performed together. Yet, for some, the habit is hard to break. Na...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Diving Under the Influence
December 15th, 2016
​Recreational scuba diving is enjoyable and it is meant to be so. However, there is a fine line between fun-seeking and hedonism and without an essential sense of responsibility and an awareness of th...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Is Your Child Ready to Dive?
December 15th, 2016
​Is your child interested in scuba diving and you are at a loss for whether they are prepared? Then read on to find out all the issues which need consideration and whether your child is ready to dive....  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Caring For Your Business
August 4th, 2016
​The DAN-SA HIRA Programme promotes a culture of safety at diving businesses. With proper care of your business, your clients will be assured that you are serious about safety.   In the previous hazar...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
August 4th, 2016
​The DAN-SA Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment programme promotes a culture of safety at diving businesses. Here is an overview of the programme.   After being summoned to stitch up yet another...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Waivers, Children & Solo Diving
June 23rd, 2016
​In the unlikely event of incurring a diving injury, know your rights with regard to waivers, children and diving, and solo diving.   Previous Alert Diver articles have deliberately presented possible...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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The Nature of Liability & Diving
June 23rd, 2016
​​In this Blog, we take a look at the foundational legal principles in relation to scuba diving on which any civil claim would be adjudicated: inherent risk, negligence and duty to take care.   The re...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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The Aftermath of Diving Incidents
June 23rd, 2016
​Verse yourself in the legal implications of diving-related incidents and the aftermath that follows.   As per the words of the owner of an overseas dive charter. “When someone dies in a diving accide...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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