December 2, 2022

Woman Owned Scuba.com Deep Dives on Being “Blue” for 30 Years in Honor of Earth Day 2019

70% of our earth consists of water with 70% of earth’s oxygen produced by plants that live below sea level. Scuba.com was founded with the idea that people will be the stewards of and advocates for the underwater world. When you have experienced a reef first hand, seeing how even a small rock can host a rich and diverse community of flora and fauna, you cannot help but want to do your part.

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21 Ways to Avoid Motion Sickness

Don’t let Motion Sickness ruin any trip. Seriously, nothing ruins a trip like feeling nausea or throwing up. Thus, most travelers will go along way to avoid spilling their breakfast overboard. But what can you do to avoid getting motion sickness? …

36 Reasons To Go Diving In The Philippines

With over 7,000 islands in the country, the Philippine archipelago offers unlimited opportunities for underwater exploration. Divein.com asked a number of dive centers and underwater photographers to share their photos and thoughts about diving in the …

Kick the Amazon Habit

I had a pro athlete recommend that I get a pair of specialized running shoes with a price tag about three times richer than those I normally don. He gave me the make and model and I immediately went to Amazon to see what Jeff Bezos could do for me. As it turns out, that […]

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Kick the Amazon Habit

I had a pro athlete recommend that I get a pair of specialized running shoes with a price tag about three times richer than those I normally don. He gave me the make and model and I immediately went to Amazon to see what Jeff Bezos could do for me. As …

Amazon Sucks at Selling Scuba Gear & you will probably pay more

 Never Buy Any Life Support Equipment from Amazon For a reason that we don’t really understand- Amazon does not sell skydiving equipment but they do sell scuba gear. To become a scuba diver-you commit to about 40 hours worth of physical instruction to be able to earn your certification to dive safely. This is actually […]

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Darren’s Taste 2 Travel Guide: French Polynesia

Darren McLean is the most intrepid traveler I have ever known. He’s not a tourist, he’s a temporary resident of each of the 180+ countries he has visited. This gives him a unique insider perspective that he shares with us on his website: www.Taste2Travel.com -By Melinda Herndon PADI & NAUI SCUBA Diving Instructor Please enjoy this […]

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DAN and NAUI Announce Alliance to Extend Reach of Dive Safety Programs

Durham, NC (November 4, 2015) – Durham, NC (November 4, 2015) – With a commitment to dive safety through education, National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) joins Divers Alert Network (DAN), the industry’s largest dive safety association, to promote and extend the reach of dive safety programs.
The centerpiece of this joint initiative will see DAN and NAUI come together to offer DAN’s first-aid training programs to NAUI divers and members.  This effort will include the full…

DAN Publishes Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings

Promoting Rebreather Safety for Professional and Recreational Divers

Divers Alert Network has published the Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings in both print and electronic format that originated from the Rebreather Forum meeting held May 18-20, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Two years in the planning and two years in the writing, the 324-page rebreather publication showcases state-of-the-art and science of rebreather diving through the experience and knowledge of some of the world’s leading specialists…

Lifetime Certification and Provider Awards

Lifetime Certification and Provider Awards
Certification achievements recognitions were recently sent out. Congratulations to the following individuals for their outstanding contributions to diving first aid training.

2000 Certifications Issued

Donald Barthelmess (CA)
Michael Steidley (FL)

1000 Certifications Issued

Phillip Graf (WA)                                
Angela Moretti (WA)
Rachael Steidley (FL)             …

Latest DAN Study Quantifies The Risks Of Mini Lobster Season Diving

Durham, NC (July 8th, 2015) – Mini-season, also known as “sport-season,” is an annual event that attracts thousands of divers to Florida to hunt lobster. Tragically, the season is tarnished by deaths that could have been prevented with better dive preparation and execution.

In recent years, DAN has published research indicating an unexpectedly high incidence of diving deaths during the lobster mini-season. Most recently, a DAN study entitled Recreational Diving Fatalities; Harvesters versus…

What causes incidents during lobster season?

Lobster season is an annual event that runs from August and October through March in Florida and California, respectively. Unfortunately, each season is marked by unexpected fatalities and the causes are not always clear. It appears that more deaths seem to occur closer to the beginning of the season, particularly during Florida’s mini season, potentially due to the greater activity as divers rush to get started. This, combined with the competitive culture resulting from restricted bag limits, could be encouraging a culture not focused on…

DAN Creates Dr. R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Memorial Research Scholarship

Funding supports important dive research projects in honor of prominent underwater researcher
Durham, NC (April 1, 2015) – In honor of underwater researcher, Dr. Bill Hamilton, Divers Alert Network has created the DAN / R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Memorial Scholarship that each year will award $10,000 to a deserving scientist to conduct dive medicine research. This Scholarship will be funded by The DAN Foundation and will be administered by the Women Divers Hall of Fame (WDHOF).
Born in 1930,…