Shallow-Water Arterial Gas Embolisms

In Fall 2013, my wife, Liv, and I were supervising 16 new divers who were experiencing low visibility for the first time. Our training site had a maximum depth of […]

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Shallow-Water Arterial Gas Embolisms

Pulmonary barotrauma can occur in a shallow swimming pool if a diver holds their breath during ascent or inadvertently floats to the surface while holding their breath. Most dive-related pulmonary barotraumas occur in compressed-gas diving due to pulmonary overinflation during a breath-hold ascent. Pulmonary barotrauma can occur even with normal breathing if there is an obstruction in the bronchial tree that prevents one lung segment’s normal ventilation.

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Quand le sauvetage doit-il commencer ?

DIVING INHERENTLY CARRIES AN ELEVATED LEVEL OF RISK because humans cannot survive underwater without specialized equipment. When things go wrong, an effective rescue is vital for a favorable outcome. Most rescue diver courses teach students basic techniques to apply after something goes wrong, but better courses also provide techniques to prevent incidents from occurring in […]

Ma pieuvre va où ?

THE DIVE INDUSTRY IS FULL OF DEBATES. Should you use a jacket-style, back-inflate, or backplate and wing buoyancy compensator? A canister light or a cordless light? A weight belt or integrated weights? Regular fins or split fins?

skills for buddy breathing with left handed octopus

Enseignement du sauvetage : Suis-je qualifié ?

WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE THEIR FAVORITE COURSE, many divers will discuss the challenges and triumphs they experienced during their rescue class. Instructors often describe rescue as the most rewarding course they teach. It is often the first course in which divers begin thinking about others more than themselves, so it’s little surprise that it stands […]

Après l'accident

Being involved in a traumatic event can take a toll on everyone: dive professionals or rescue divers who perform a rescue, lay providers who help with CPR and first aid, and dive buddies or bystanders.

Sensibilisation à la sécurité en apnée

L'intérêt pour la plongée en apnée s'est accru de manière exponentielle au cours de la dernière décennie. La plupart des amateurs de sports nautiques ont déjà retenu leur souffle sous l'eau à un moment ou à un autre, mais la plupart d'entre eux le font sans formation formelle ou sans être conscients des dangers connus, malgré la disponibilité de ces informations qui peuvent sauver des vies.

formation formelle, plongée en apnée

Éviter de plonger avec des bouchons d'oreille

L'utilisation de bouchons d'oreille est un sujet qui revient fréquemment dans les discussions sur la sécurité en plongée. Peut-on les utiliser en toute sécurité pendant la plongée ? DAN a-t-il des recommandations à faire ?

Insertion d'un bouchon d'oreille

Enfants et plongée

LES MINEURS PLONGENT DEPUIS DES DÉCENNIES, mais l'incidence des blessures liées à la plongée sous-marine chez eux reste peu étudiée.

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