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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...
DAN Europe

Divers Alert Network: Europe

Many divers know these three letters - DAN. The acronym stands for ‘Divers Alert Network’, and its European branch, founded in 1983 by Prof...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can yoga help with gas consumption? And can you have an allergic reaction to the cold?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can yoga help with gas consumption? And can you have...

Q: I’m getting fed up with my dive club making jokes about how bad my gas consumption is. I admit I’m not the slimmest...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from ME?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Is it safe to scuba dive if you suffer from...

Q: Hi there, I am an avid diver and I have been diagnosed with ME. As little is known about ME I need to...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive after using Sudafed?

Q: I have just returned from a trip to Mexico, where one of our group had some sinus congestion at the beginning of the...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with childhood asthma?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you dive with childhood asthma?

Q: My ten-year old daughter Lucy has asthma, which she’s had since birth. In her first few winters it was quite severe and she...
Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Scuba Diver Medical Q&A: Can you go hang-gliding after a dive?

Q: I’ve been diving for 30-odd years and was a smoker until five years ago (I’m now 48). Unfortunately I think I left giving...