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How Old Is Too Old?

DAN, Replacing dive computers and BCDs

How Old Is Too Old Replacing dive computers and BCDs Everyone loves the smell of a new car, but eventually, the car develops problems, and...
Injured Diver - Stephen Frink

What Happens If You Fly After Diving

Symptoms return after flying: Did the diver fly too soon? Divers Alert Network looks at a case where a diver was evacuated for recompression but...
10 Things You Might Not Know About Decompression Illness (DCI)

10 Things You Might Not Know About Decompression Illness (DCI)

DAN WORLD - 10 Things You Might Not Know About Decompression Illness (DCI) Remember that the term decompression illness (DCI) includes both decompression sickness (DCS) resulting...
Diving After COVID-19: What we know today

Diving After COVID-19: What we know today

DAN - Diving After COVID-19: What we know today COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms at all while others...
Scuba Units Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators

DAN: Scuba Units Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators

DAN: Scuba Units Not Suitable Substitutes for Ventilators   DAN has received several inquiries about the use of scuba equipment to aid in the battle against...
DAN, CPR and COVID-19, Protection

DAN, CPR and COVID-19

DAN, recommendations regarding CPR and COVID-19 As most of us are aware, COVID-19 can be contracted by coming into contact with droplets of bodily fluid...
DAN Oxygen Units and Treating COVID-19

DAN Oxygen Units and Treating COVID-19

DAN Oxygen Units and Treating COVID-19 Some divers have asked DAN about using their personal oxygen units to treat people with COVID-19. Divers’ eagerness to...
DAN’s Quick Guide To Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear

DAN’s Quick Guide To Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear

DAN brings you " A Quick Guide To Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear" In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have...
DAN World Committee to you

COVID – 19: A message from DAN World

COVID - 19, Dan World information and updates. DAN encourages divers and dive operators to comply with federal and state social distancing orders and...

The anatomy of an emergency evacuation

Consider this scenario for emergency evacuation An experienced diver and his partner choose a dive destination they don’t consider remote so in the event of...

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Mass Stranding Tragedy Over 370 Pilot Whales Dead

Mass Stranding Tragedy Over 370 Pilot Whales Dead

Over 370 of the estimated 470 pilot whales involved in the mass stranding have died. Tragedy has struck The West coast of Tasmania with the...