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Emergency Underwater Oxygen Recompression
May 27th, 2019
Emergency underwater oxygen decompression is a procedure for remote areas only as is to be used in extreme cases where there is no decompression chamber available and only if divers are appropriately...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Aural Hygiene
May 25th, 2019
People are aware of their ears in many ways. Some people perceive the wax in their ears as a hygiene issue and overzealously clean it out This can cause problems of it own. Taking care of your ears be...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Your Dive Computer: Tips and tricks - PART 2
May 25th, 2019
Dive computers are wonderful at carrying out programmed mathematical computations, but they are blind to the many insights you may have before, during and between your dives. For example, your dive co...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Your Dive Computer: Tips and tricks - PART 1
May 25th, 2019
Know your gear and how to use it to better your dive experience. One piece of equipment that has become essential to most divers is a dive computer. There is an surprising range in models available. ...  Read More
by DAN Medical Team
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Safety Is In The Air
August 7th, 2016
​Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odourless, colourless and tasteless gas, usually produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon containing compounds. It is absorbed 200 times more by haemoglobin than ox...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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7 Mistakes Divers Make & How To Avoid Them
August 7th, 2016
​Health Few people enjoy perfect health for their entire lives. Adopting a healthy lifestyle early in life can help postpone ailments associated with ageing. When health issues present, it’s import...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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13 Ways to Run Out of Air & How Not To
August 6th, 2016
​Our self-contained underwater breathing apparatuses are only useful as long as the tank contains sufficient breathing gas. Scuba equipment allows us to breathe underwater, extending our ability to ex...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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More Water, Less Bubbles
August 6th, 2016
​Dehydration occurs when your body loses more fluid than is taken in, and this can lead to medical problems that should be avoided. For you as a diver there is another concern: dehydration is a contr...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Don't Get Lost
August 6th, 2016
​Getting lost or left behind at sea is probably one of the scariest situations a diver can find himself in. Being alone at the surface in the middle of the ocean is something you do not want to experi...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Release The Pressure
August 6th, 2016
​Ear and sinus barotrauma can be caused by changes in ambient pressure. During descent, when pressure increases, divers must equalise air spaces in the sinuses (through the sinus ostium connecting the...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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Propeller Safety
August 6th, 2016
​Of all the various types of diving injuries, those involving propellers are the most frightening. Sadly, several divers have been killed or seriously injured by propellers. We believe that many of t...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney
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The Aging Diver
August 6th, 2016
​Nowadays there are more divers at a higher age. They are eager to savour their active time as a diver as intensively as possible. Their well-chosen dive locations often lead them to the tropics and s...  Read More
by Ryan Courtney

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