DAN Mission Articles

Escape from the Bubble Cloud

By Rob Waterfield


Air Hoses: A Closer Look

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.


Recompression Chamber Safety

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.

DAN promotes safe chamber operations with research, education and training.
Extreme Exposure

By Reilly Fogarty

Richard Moon studies the limits of the human body.
Left at Sea

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Inert Gas Washout

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Group Fitness at the Pool

By Abbie Fish


Severe DCS in the South Pacific

By June Evans


Saturation Diving

By Sherri Ferguson

A quick and dirty guide
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Diving

By Jim Chimiak, M.D.


An Emergency Ascent Just in Time

By Christina Hepburn


Due Diligence for Parents of Young Divers

By Margo Peyton


Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.


Under Pressure: A Lifetime of Hyperbaric Research

By Reilly Fogarty


A Free-Flowing Failure

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Diving After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.


Weight Training for Better Diving

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.


Pneumonia in Germany

By George Lewbel


Breathing Gases

By Georgia Hausserman

Uses, limitations and hazards
Effects of Aspirin on Diving

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D., and Jim Chimiak, M.D.


Head Injuries and Diving

By Jim Chimiak, M.D.


Flying After Pool Diving

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Distracted While Diving

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Asking the Right Questions

By Payal S. Razdan, MPH, EMT

Ingrid Eftedal studies the biological processes that may lead to DCS.
A Rude Awakening

By Cody Wagner


Caissons, Compressed-Air Work and Deep Tunneling

By David Kenyon, Glenn Butler and Richard Vann


Skin Bends in Cuba

By Tricia Grimes


No Sit-Ups, No Problem

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew DelTufo, D.P.T.


Do Something!

By Carolyn Dobbins

Even if your skills aren't perfect, you can still make a difference.
Experience and Risk

By Karl Shreeves


Researcher Profile: David Doolette

By Petar Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.


Self-Aware and Prepared

By Tara Narowski


Diving with Dental Implants

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Why Are Fewer Chambers Available for Emergencies?

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Exercises to Reduce and Prevent Knee Pain

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Jaime B. Adams, M.S.


Research and Outreach

By Jill Heinerth


The Logistics of Exploration

By Leigh Bishop

Preparation and protocols for a deep wreck expedition
A Unique Solution

By Bill Simpson


I’m Taking this Medication … Can I Dive?

By Brian Harper


Thirteen-Foot Dive

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Facial Baroparesis

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Marijuana and Diving

By Hillary Viders, Ph.D.


Fitness Myth or Fitness Fact?

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.


Wrecked In Nova Scotia

By Ron Russell


The Wreck of the Lakeland and the Birth of Mixed-Gas Diving

By Tamara Thomsen and Peter Buzzacott


Teamwork and Training

By Curtis Snaper


Hypoxia in Breath-Hold Diving

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


If You Can’t Equalize, Abort

By Matías Nochetto, M.D.

Sinus barotrauma can be very unpleasant.
Aging and Diving

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Physical Fitness for Diving

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Lower-Back Pain Prevention

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D.

Get the most out of every dive vacation.