Exercise is the great equalizer, so much so that exercise is widely thought to stave off the effects of aging. Exercise helps prevent, reverse and manage illness and disease and contributes to overall wellbeing.
Since dehydration can increase the risk of decompression sickness, it’s important that divers fully understand the science behind why this urge to pee happens when they submerge.
Saving those who get bent is not the only purpose for these large and cost-intensive medical devices.
Perhaps if we start to see the ocean as the source of potential cures for cancer, Alzheimer’s, AIDS, or any other diseases that affect the human race, we will be encouraged to fight harder than ever before for its protection.
Sometimes contact with harmful flora or fauna underwater is either unexpected or unavoidable, and in these cases, it’s important to know how to react.
I think we should look towards the anatomy and physiology of marine mammals to answer this question.
Sometimes it happens to the best of us, but here are some tips from DAN for dealing with common and minor dive injuries.
It’s especially important for scuba divers to catch health problems early on
Although diving is considered a sport, does scuba diving burn calories?
Only a handful of studies have attempted to establish a correlation between alcohol consumption and DCS, and the results have been ambiguous.
We are unavoidably reliant on our equipment for our survival underwater, and if that equipment malfunctions during a dive, it can trigger a highly stressful situation.
This article aims to explain a little bit more about the potential risks and complications, and shed some light onto why it’s thought that diving and pregnancy don’t mix.
It’s easy to prevent ear barotrauma if you follow the proper precautions and procedures. Here we aim to help divers learn more about these injuries, and how to keep them from happening.
Diving trips can often take us to places that put us at risk for malaria. Here we’ll discuss anti-malarial drugs and their potential side-effects, especially for divers.
DAN Asia-Pacific recently published an article entitled “Divers Can Drown.” Based on DAN’s study, nearly half of all diving fatalities were caused by drowning.