Diver Health & Safety

Nosebleeds in Scuba Diving

Well-trained divers all know that they need to equalize their ears and sinuses as they descend. Usually, this is an easy process. However, there are some medical conditions that can make this more difficult. Technical rebreather diver and underwater photographer Dr. Michael Rothschild is a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist in New York.

DAN Asks Divers to Donate in Support of Dive Safety

When you give to DAN, you support the DAN Emergency Hotline, ensuring it stays available 24/7 to assist divers everywhere. Since it went live in 1981, the hotline has helped tens of thousands of divers in times of need.

With many people returning to the water this summer after prolonged periods away, continued operation of this essential emergency service is more important now than ever before.

DAN Travelers Medical Guide Now Available

Created to help divers, boaters, and adventure travelers recognize and manage various travel-related illnesses and injuries, this digital guide explains common symptoms, illnesses, and treatments in an easy-to-understand manner. 

“DAN members are active explorers, and they know that traveling the world requires knowledge and preparation,” said DAN president and CEO Bill Ziefle. “This new edition of the Travelers Medical Guide was designed to help our members stay safe wherever they go.”

The Barracuda Dive

Readers of my Scuba books often say how useful they find the stories I tell to illustrate key messages. The stories are all true. I wish I could say I made them up, but I am not that creative. Fortunately, life tends to be able to conjure up real situations that are far more instructive than those I could ever invent.

DAN Asks for Donations in Support of Care for Injured Divers

Donate today at DAN.org/Give to support:

ON-SITE FIRST AID

DAN’s first aid training and oxygen grant programs prepare divers and dive professionals worldwide to act quickly and effectively to assist injured divers.

EXPERT MEDICAL CARE

DAN’s continuing medical education courses empower doctors and other health care professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to treat divers.

ACCESS TO CHAMBERS