For the past 12 months most divers have not been able to dive as much as they would like, and many haven’t dived at all. Now that the rollout of the Coronavirus vaccine program has commenced, and the weather improving, it seems that various COVID-19 regional lockdowns are beginning to ease, and scuba diving activities should begin to resume in several Northern Hemisphere countries.
If you’ve been out of the water for a while, it’s essential to take time planning your safe return to diving. DAN
Throughout 2021, experts from DAN’s Research, Risk Mitigation, and Medical Servicesteams will give presentations on topics relevant to divers, dive pros and dive business owners as we look beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and resume diving and traveling.
The document, which is intended to be used by divers, dive professionals and doctors, establishes a schedule for medical questionnaires and physical evaluations based on age and other relevant factors.
“Scuba certifications are generally valid for divers’ entire lives, but everyone’s health status changes over time,” said DAN medical director Jim Chimiak, M.D. “Our goal with this schedule is to provide useful guidance that divers can rely on to feel safe and confident in the water.”
He had been battling multiple myeloma since 2010.
The family of Dr Richard Vann wishes to thank everyone for their tremendous outpouring of love for such a wonderful man.
Dick was a beloved husband, father, colleague and friend and we will all miss him dearly
Dick Vann's family have confirmed that in accordance with his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Maine, where his parents and grandparents are interred.