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DAN Europe

Barotrauma in Bonaire: Incident insights #9

The Diver On a recent trip to Bonaire with his dive club, Rick (a pseudonym) was completing his fourth dive of the day, which was...
Dan Europe

An unexpected earplug: Incident insights #8

The Diver The diver was a 58-year-old man with approximately 150-lifetime dives. He had hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone levels) for which he took levothyroxine daily....
Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever: Incident insights #7

The Diver The diver was a 49-year-old female with over 200-lifetime dives. She had no known medical history, and didn't take any medications regularly and...
octopus bite

How to deal with an octopus bite: Incident insights #6

Payal Razdan looks at a case where a female diver has received an octopus bite as she tried to return it to the water...

Diver Medic launches Diving Emergency Medical Responder course

The Diver Medic is excited to announce the new EFR Instructor Authored Programme called Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Course. The purpose of the...

How to correctly transport a scuba tank

Since 11 September, tighter flying regulations exist. Still, terrorist attacks occur, like the Russian airplane crash above northern Sinai a few years ago. Smuggling...

Sudden hearing loss causes scare for diver

November 2015, Italy. Gabriel**, an experienced Spanish diving instructor in his 40s, travelled to Italy with his friends by car. He is enjoying his...

Can you dive with epilepsy?

Divers who have epilepsy should consider all the factors of their condition before going underwater, as a seizure while diving can have serious implications...

DAN Europe: Assessing Basic Vital Signs

Assessing vital signs (‘vitals’) is a key component of good first aid. It consists of taking a series of simple measurements that provide data...

DAN Europe: Good Fortune After Bad

  The Diver A 40-year-old male did four rebreather dives one day from a liveaboard near Socorro Island. Maximum depths of the dives ranged from 35m...