A Scuba diver survives a life-threatening hazard caused by the omission of the pre-dive buoyancy check – plus a personal anecdote from Diveplanit which could equally have been disastrous.
How did we get here? ‘Lost Diver Scenario’ or in this case… ‘Diver Has Pissed Off Scenario’. Has this ever happened to you?
When is the best time to ‘Call a Dive’ or abort a scuba dive? Most sensibly before you gear up – explains Scott Jamieson, DAN AP’s General Manager.
No diver wants to think about decompression illness – and that’s part of the problem. Here’s a little reminder from DAN that calling for advice sooner rather than when it’s too late can make a big difference to treatment.
One of the most common mistakes divers make is insufficient dive planning. Dive plans do not need to be complicated – in fact, often the simpler the better. DAN provides some pointers on the basics of a dive plan.
With more divers adventuring to far-flung locations in search of remote, untouched dive sites, DAN is managing incidents that present increasing challenges. Don’t be the one caught out without dive travel insurance.
Divers Alert Network (DAN) provides expertise when and where you need it whether that’s sensible advice or emergency evacuation from a remote location. I certainly wouldn’t dive overseas without it.
Guest blogger, Stan Bugg, DAN Asia-Pacific Director and Instructor, presents some top tips, and Diveplanit’s own correspondent Simon, provides the contrasting real life experiences, like the time he didn’t do a buddy check and stepped off a boat without his mask on!
Here are a 10 top tips from Divers Alert Network, to help you help you plan a dive holiday and stay safe.