Dive Medical Services Around the World

DAN members should be aware that there are emergency service providers who are more motivated by profit than patient well-being. People who have just experienced a dive accident are vulnerable and may not be thinking as clearly as they otherwise would be. Injured divers are rarely familiar with the local “system” for hyperbaric care and may be susceptible to advice from whoever offers it.

Abaco Cave Diver Evacuation

Just before Christmas, a DAN member who was diving in Abaco, Bahamas, experienced an incident that resulted in decompression illness. When he contacted DAN and tried to access the benefits of his DAN membership and insurance, he did not receive the level of service he should have. Although we are still collecting information about DAN’s response to this incident, we can offer the following additional context to what was previously reported.

Aerial view of Abaco, Bahamas

Gestion de l'environnement pour les plongeurs

Parce que nous nous y aventurons, que nous en sommes les témoins et que nous l'explorons, les plongeurs apprécient profondément l'environnement marin. Mais comme nous le savons, il est menacé par diverses [...]


Les plis de la peau et le vol après la plongée

Cutaneous decompression sickness — also known as skin bends — manifests as bruising or mottled skin, typically on the belly, buttocks, breasts, thighs, or upper arms. In some cases, there […]


Apprenez à vos plongeurs à se préparer

As a dive pro, you know that divers can get injured even when they do everything right. That’s why it’s important to ensure they’re prepared for anything. On a recent […]


Don’t Deny DCS Symptoms

Dive professionals know that decompression sickness (DCS) is a fact of life. We invest significant time and effort in preventing it. What many divers — and even many dive pros […]


Soyez un bon compagnon de plongée

Diving is a bit like a team sport: Throughout a dive, it’s important to remain aware of where you buddy is and how they’re doing. But being a great buddy […]


Comment gérer les troubles de l'oreille

Even with a sound understanding of how pressure affects divers’ ears and practical knowledge of equalization techniques, divers still experience ear problems. Here are a few of the most common and […]


Comprendre les oreilles pour une santé optimale

Les oreilles sont des organes complexes et incroyables qui font bien plus que capter les sons : Elles permettent l'orientation dans l'espace, les activités physiques quotidiennes et les interactions sociales. En raison de leur importance [...]