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 …

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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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 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…

DAN Introduces New Travel Insurance Plans

New Trip and Annual Plans Give Divers and Travelers the Opportunity to Travel Smarter

Divers Alert Network, the leader in dive safety, has introduced two new travel insurance plans to the scuba diving and travel communities. Based on DAN’s 30+ years of emergency travel assistance experience, these plans have been redesigned and offer enhanced levels of coverage to provide protection for unforeseen travel events. The introduction of these plans marks DAN’s return to the travel insurance business after a brief a hiatus…

DAN Appoints Dr. Petar Denoble Vice President of Mission

Denoble selected to oversee DAN’s Medical, Research and Training Departments

Durham, NC – Divers Alert Network has appointed Dr. Petar Denoble to Vice President, Mission. In this new role, Dr. Denoble oversees DAN’s Research, Medical and Training departments, responsible for sustaining and enriching DAN’s Mission of keeping divers safe.

Dr. Denoble has been with Divers Alert Network for more than twenty years and previously held the positions of Research Director, Senior Director of Research and…

HPL Enlists DAN’s Support

HPL chambers join DAN’s Recompression Chamber Network to enhance care

George Town, Grand Cayman (February 4, 2015) — Hyperbaric Partners, Ltd. (HPL) announced today that it has finalized an arrangement with Divers Alert Network (DAN) for the medical oversight and facilities management of the HPL network of hyperbaric chambers in the South Pacific and Caribbean. HPL was formed in 2010 to build, own and operate hyperbaric chambers and related medical facilities in dive destinations around the world. …

Dr. Simon Mitchell Receives Prestigious 2015 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Durham, NC (March 11, 2015) — For the past 25 years, Divers Alert Network and Rolex have collaborated to award one of the most prestigious honors in scuba diving, the DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award. This year, Simon Mitchell, Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand was selected by committee as the 2015 winner of this coveted award that recognizes excellence in diving and…

DAN Names Dr. Peter Buzzacott as Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention

Durham, NC (April 22, 2015) – Divers Alert Network has appointed Peter Buzzacott, PhD., to the position of Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention. In this role, Buzzacott will lead DAN’s research projects with a primary focus upon injury prevention for divers. Dr. Buzzacott will also continue to publish scientific diving articles, make presentations at leading dive industry conferences and trade shows and mentor post-graduate students working toward an advanced degree.
Before joining DAN, Buzzacott…