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Attend DAN courses including Basic Life Support and First Aid with Oxygen and Diving emergency management. Remember to upgrade  your first aid skills with courses presented qualified DAN Instructors.

Diving First Aid | Courses | Divers Alert Network

Attend DAN courses including Basic Life Support and First Aid with Oxygen and Diving emergency management. Remember to upgrade your first aid skills with courses presented qualified DAN Instructors.

PARTING SHOT That weirdly cool, T-shaped, winged head belonging to the great  hammerhead shark has fascinated me since boyhood. That fascination, now stronger than ever, draws me back into the water to log the day’s fifth and sixth hours in the presence of Sphyrna mokarran. It glides in, menacing in its animal architecture, a 9-footer bristling with spiky fins, all harsh angles and shadows.

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PARTING SHOT That weirdly cool, T-shaped, winged head belonging to the great hammerhead shark has fascinated me since boyhood. That fascination, now stronger than ever, draws me back into the water to log the day’s fifth and sixth hours in the presence of Sphyrna mokarran. It glides in, menacing in its animal architecture, a 9-footer bristling with spiky fins, all harsh angles and shadows.

An EAP is only as good as the practice it receives. With regular practice, skills and reactions will remain effective and new staff who were not present for the initial training can learn the plan. Complacency and neglect can hinder even the best plan.

Emergency Planning: Practicing the Plan

An EAP is only as good as the practice it receives. With regular practice, skills and reactions will remain effective and new staff who were not present for the initial training can learn the plan. Complacency and neglect can hinder even the best plan.

Pinched Nerves | DAN Southern Africa

Pinched Nerves

The pain in your thigh is not likely related to a snug-fitting wetsuit.

Preventing Breathing-Gas Contamination | DAN Southern Africa

Preventing Breathing-Gas Contamination

Incidents involving bad breathing gasare rare, yet they do occur. Health effects on divers vary depending on the contaminant breathed. Among the most severe symptoms of breathing contaminated gas are impaired judgment and loss of consciousness, both of which may be deadly underwater.

Images from the Edge | DAN Southern Africa

Images from the Edge

Her path to this unusual niche in the underwater imaging pantheon began as an 11-year-old child in landlocked Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her dad helped her set up her first saltwater aquarium, and she became a self-described

Nine factors that play a major role in a scuba diver’s dehydration | DAN Southern Africa

Nine factors that play a major role in a scuba diver’s dehydration

Since blood is partially responsible for the transportation of nutrients and for gas exchange, thickened blood will affect the off-gassing of nitrogen and increase the risk of developing DCS.

Conservation Photography | DAN Southern Africa

Conservation Photography

The power to change the world lies with us as users and caretakers of the planet.