At the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, Connecticut, nudibranchs have become storytellers for an issue facing our oceans that is difficult to understand yet imperative to know about: global climate change. The aquarium has taken a unique approach to educate the public on this global threat. Their new exhibit, A Slug’s Life: Facing the Climate Endgame, showcases the adored mollusk and runs through Sept. 6, 2021. The exhibit’s specific intent is to help guests understand the warnings that changing slug populations provide about the health of their habitats.
DAN HAS LAUNCHED A NEW SERIES of live monthly webinars on its DAN TV YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/DiversAlertNetworkTV. Throughout 2022, experts from DAN’s Research, Safety Services, and Medical Services teams will give presentations on topics relevant to divers, dive professionals, and dive business owners as we look beyond the pandemic and resume diving and traveling. […]
OXYGEN HAS LONG BEEN RECOGNIZED AS THE PRIMARY FIRST AID for scuba diving injuries, specifically decompression sickness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE). Part of DAN’s mission is to ensure that oxygen first aid equipment …
Dive legend Tec Clark has built a memorable career and legacy around training excellent divers. He describes his underwater experiences as “absolutely worshipful” and “otherworldly.” It’s the place where he feels closer to God than anywhere else on Earth. Helping others safely and professionally experience this same life-changing magic is his focus. Clark summed up the philosophy behind all his advice to new dive professionals: “Great training is the key to great diving. Don’t cut corners. Offer excellent training. Go beyond the standard.”
AS YOU MAKE PLANS TO DIVE THIS SUMMER, remember that an important benefit of DAN membership is access to DAN Medical Services.
PLANNING A DIVE VACATION and all the associated details can be a frustrating endeavor. The logistics of obtaining gear, arranging transportation to and from dive sites, and booking a place to stay that can accommodate your needs requires …
More than 100 interns over 20 years have participated in DAN’s internship programs, working with established mentors in research, risk mitigation or medicine to gain knowledge and valuable professional experience while contributing to DAN operations. This year five interns traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to participate in the program.
MY BUDDY AND I DIVED SIX OUT OF SEVEN DAYS on my last dive trip. Our profile allowed an hour of dive time with two-tank dives …
You are on the boat after a great dive when a buddy team surfaces, and one of them calls out for help. The boat crew helps get the distressed diver on board. Would you know what to do next? Whatever your level of dive training, or even if you are a nondiver dealing with an incident on land, DAN’s first aid training can help you know what to do and how to do it.
SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOODED CAVES are underneath the jungle of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The peninsula began as a coral reef which sea-level fluctuations during various ice ages exposed to the atmosphere.