Continuing Education Can Make You a Safer Diver
There are a lot of great reasons to continue your diving education beyond your open water course. Advanced training lets you explore new environments, gives you the opportunity to learn from new instructors, and allows you to master new equipment. Importantly, continuing your education is also a great way to become a safer diver. Inexperience […]
Environmental Stewardship for Divers
Because we venture to it, witness it, and explore it, divers have a deep and abiding appreciation for the marine environment. But as we know, it is threatened by various human factors, including overfishing, pollution, acidification, invasive species, and more. Even diving activities can have detrimental effects on the underwater world. So to preserve the […]
Skin Bends and Flying After Diving
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 are no additional symptoms, but in others, the skin discoloration is accompanied by neurological symptoms. Because of this, it’s important that dive professionals take skin […]
Teach Your Divers To Be Prepared
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 trip to Mexico, Brad’s first day of diving was enjoyable and relatively uneventful. On the second day, however, he experienced an odd sensation at the […]
Don’t Let Divers 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 — don’t know is that most cases of DCS occur after dives that were within the depth and time limits of the diver’s computer. DCS […]
Be a Great Dive Buddy
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 doesn’t happen automatically — and that’s ok. Being a reliable and conscientious dive partner may take a bit of time and practice, but it is […]
How to Manage Ear Troubles
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 some tips for avoiding and managing them. Middle-Ear Barotrauma Middle-ear barotrauma (MEBT) is the most common dive injury. It occurs when pressure in the air […]
Understand the Ears for Optimal Health
Ears are complex and incredible organs that do so much more than pick up sound: They enable orientation in space, everyday physical activities and social interactions. Because of their importance — especially in scuba diving — divers should prioritize ear health. Ear injuries are prevalent among scuba divers, and many incidents are preventable with proper […]
Rely on Your Emergency Planning
When a real emergency occurs, its already too late to think about how you’ll respond and whether or not your emergency action plan (EAP) is up to snuff. An effective EAP is critical to your ability to safely control and respond to emergency situations in, on, and off the water. As a busy dive professional, […]
Better Boat Diving
Some of the world’s best dive sites are accessible only by boat. At some point in your diving career it’s likely you’ll board a boat for some diving. Here are a few tips to make your boat dives safer and more fun. Pay Attention The crew should brief you and your fellow divers before or […]
Distraction, Discomfort, and Disorientation
Avoid the three Ds While diving is an enjoyable and relatively safe activity, divers should never forget that it involves using life-support equipment to venture into an environment that’s not conducive to human survival. This is why DAN recommends that divers always be mentally and physically prepared to dive and remain focused throughout their dives. […]
Discerning, Diagnosing, and Dealing With Symptoms
Divers Alert Network has decades of experience helping divers in emergencies — and with decades of experience comes decades of stories and lessons you can apply on your upcoming dives. This story features DAN’s medical professionals assisting an injured diver who made a series of unfortunate and preventable mistakes. DAN received a call via satellite […]
How Are Your Divers Feeling?
Divers Alert Network has decades of experience helping divers in emergencies — and with decades of experience comes decades of stories and lessons you can share with your students and apply on your upcoming dives. This story features DAN’s medical professionals assisting an injured diver who made a series of unfortunate and preventable mistakes. DAN […]
COVID-19 dan Penyelaman: Pembaruan Maret 2021
Karena komunitas medis telah belajar lebih banyak tentang COVID-19 dalam satu tahun terakhir, implikasi penyakit ini bagi penyelam sekarang lebih dipahami.
Put Your Students’ Minds at Ease
You’re no stranger to Divers Alert Network: You know about its recompression chamber network, dive accident coverage, 24/7 emergency hotline and programs for dive professionals. These benefits are why you’ve been a member for years. But to people who are brand new to diving, when you say “DAN” they might think you’re talking about some […]
Waspadai Gejala DCS Tidak Umum
Ketika seorang penyelam mulai mengalami kelelahan yang luar biasa, nyeri sendi, dan kebingungan, para profesional selam akan mengenalinya sebagai gejala penyakit dekompresi (DCS) dan segera memastikan penyelam mendapatkan perawatan yang diperlukan. Namun, terkadang muncul gejala yang tidak umum, dan hal ini sering dikaitkan dengan bentuk DCS yang kurang dikenal. Karena gejala [...]
Tips Bisnis Selam: Kesehatan dan Keselamatan Staf
The mantra “Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business,” is especially true in the dive industry. It helps builds morale, enhances efficiency, reduces lost time and staff turnover, helps lower insurance costs and importantly, ensures compliance with the law. Owners sometimes assume their responsibilities extend only to appointed employees, […]
Perbandingan antara COVID-19 dan Penyakit Dekompresi: Penyebab dan Mitigasi Risiko
COVID-19 dan cedera saat menyelam merupakan dua hal yang sangat berbeda, tetapi keduanya memiliki banyak kesamaan yang perlu diperhatikan. Penyebabnya jelas berbeda; COVID-19 disebabkan oleh virus sedangkan cedera saat menyelam (khususnya penyakit dekompresi) disebabkan oleh perubahan tekanan. Kedua kasus tersebut berkisar dari ringan hingga berat, dan meskipun dapat menyebabkan kematian, [...]
Ketidakpastian DCS dan Keterlambatan Penanganan
Common symptoms of decompression sickness (DCS) include extreme fatigue, achy joints and confusion. There are also numerous uncommon symptoms, however, and these are often associated with lesser-known forms of DCS. Because the most common symptoms represent only a partial list of potential complications, gaps in divers’ (and dive professionals’ and doctors’) understanding of DCS are […]
Periksa Ulang, Lagi dan Lagi: Temukan Operator Selam yang Tepat
Whether you’ve decided to explore the SS Thistlegorm in the Egyptian Red Sea, witness the Sardine Run off South Africa, or simply book a single day of diving during your beach vacation, you will probably need some gear, a little local knowledge and a seasoned guide to make the most of the experience. You can find the […]
Bersiaplah untuk Keadaan Darurat Medis di Luar Negeri
When planning a dive trip to a remote destination, it’s best to do a little research to get an understanding of local emergency capabilities. Unfortunately not every medical facility can provide care for every illness or injury. So what can be done?
Rencana Aksi Darurat: Saat Terjadi Kesalahan
Rencana Aksi Darurat adalah alat mitigasi risiko yang penting bagi operator selam dan profesional selam untuk mengurangi kerugian dan memastikan keselamatan penyelam, staf, dan publik. Pelajari bagaimana menyiapkan sebuah EAP yang efektif, dan unduh sebuah penilaian secara gratis.
Mengapa DAN Tidak Membagikan Ketersediaan Chamber
DAN sering berkonsultasi tentang perawatan, transportasi, dan perawatan hiperbarik untuk penyelam yang terluka tetapi tidak memberikan informasi ketersediaan chamber atau lokasinya. Baca mengapa dan pelajari prosedur jika Anda membutuhkan chamber.
COVID-19: Rekomendasi Pelatihan Pertolongan Pertama Dari DAN
First aid courses require hands-on learning, and as these first-person classes resume, there are considerations that need to be made. If you're teaching first aid classes, here is how to ensure student and instructor safety.
COVID-19: Waktu Bertahan Pada Permukaan Benda
Informasi tentang COVID-19 diperbarui dengan cepat, tetapi beberapa diketahui tentang berapa lama virus itu hidup di permukaan benda. Mengetahui waktu-waktu tersebut merupakan bagian penting dalam mengurangi risiko penularan.
Treating Decompression Sickness (The Bends)
Decompression sickness (DCS) is one of the most common problems reported to DAN. Do you know appropriate actions to take if you suspect DCS?
Operasi Penyelaman dan COVID-19: Tanya jawab tentang Persiapan Kembali Menyelam
The following Q&As have been compiled from questions sent in by divers, dive professionals and operators and are intended to help everyone get ready for a safe return to the water.
Disinfeksi Peralatan Scuba dan COVID-19
COVID-19 spreads via respiratory secretions in a variety of ways including aerosolized droplets expelled by coughing or sneezing. Learn how to properly disinfect scuba equipment.