Safety 101 Articles

Due Diligence for Parents of Young Divers

By Margo Peyton


Effects of Aspirin on Diving

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


Experience and Risk

By Karl Shreeves


I’m Taking this Medication … Can I Dive?

By Brian Harper


Hypoxia in Breath-Hold Diving

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Safe Diving in Fresh Water

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


The Social Psychology of Safe Diving

By Jason Martens, Ph.D.


Tropical Diseases Quiz


Hand Signals Quiz

Don't get lost in translation.
Ears and Equalization Quiz

Many potential divers have experienced ear pain when diving down in a swimming pool because they did not properly equalize the pressure in their ears. These people are worried that they will experience the same sensation when scuba diving.
DCI Quiz

Test your bubble trouble IQ
Thermal Stress and Diving Quiz

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Diving Quiz

By Petar Denoble, M.D.


Oxygen First Aid Quiz

Are you prepared?
Dive Safety Myths and Misconceptions Quiz


Storm Safety Quiz

Just as you prepare an emergency action plan for diving, you should also prepare for weather-related incidents.
Are you a safe diver?


Dive Accident Management & DCI Quiz

Are you mentally prepared when a diving accident occurs? Test your knowledge about Decompression Sickness/Illness with this short, ten question quiz.
Neurological Assessment Quiz


Basic Life Support and First Aid Quiz

The American Heart Association states that CPR provided by a bystander immediately after sudden cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim's chance of survival. Brain death starts to occur four to six minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest if no CPR and defibrillation occurs during that time. Test your knowledge in Basic Life Support.
What's Wrong With This Picture?

Test your dive safety awareness by visually reviewing pictures to find out what is wrong.
Hazardous Marine Life First Aid Quiz


A Culture of Active Risk Management

By Gareth Lock, M.Sc.


Don’t Blame the Dive Operator

By Mike Emmerman


Choosing Safety

By Karl Shreeves


Boat Collision and Propeller Safety

By Brittany Trout


Survive Your Dive

By Petty Officer Henry Dunphy and Lieutenant John Downing

A U.S. Coast Guard perspective
Preventing Breathing-Gas Contamination

By Brittany Trout


Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction in Diving

By Maureen Robbs


Rescue of an Unconscious Diver

By Gene Hobbs


Acclimatization

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.

Understanding the influence of repeated daily diving on decompression stress
More Than Just Bubbles

By Nicholas Bird, M.D., MMM

Are we too concerned about DCS?
Checklists

By Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, MPH

Keys to safer diving?
Tips for Better Oxygen Administration

By Lana Sorrell, EMT, and Nick Bird, M.D., MMM


Tips for Safer Boat Diving

By Capt. Joe Thomas

Staying safe from a boat captain's point of view
Beach Diving: Safe Entries and Exits

By Dr. Nick Bird


Beat the Bug Frenzy

By Maureen Halsema

Lobster Diving Safety
The DAN Emergency Hotline Top 10 List

By Maureen Halsema


Tank Safety

By Mark A. Gresham

Care and handling of high-pressure cylinders
Be Prepared

By Dan Orr


Ascent Rates

By Scott Smith

Slow is the way to go
Assessing Water Quality

By Sean Sheldrake, Rob Pedersen and Alan Humphrey, USEPA

Online Dive Planning Tools
Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Diving Quiz

By Petar Denoble


Thermal Stress and Diving Quiz

Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.


Eat, Sleep and Be Merry…

By Maureen Halsema

Stay safe and fit throughout the holidays
The Importance of Buoyancy Control

By Marty McCafferty and Eric Douglas

Never ignore this safety cornerstone.
Diving Fatalities

By Dan Orr


Stay Healthy This Flu Season

By Maureen Halsema


Continuing Education

By Eric Douglas

The surest path to safety
What’s That You Say?

By Eric Douglas

Hand signal clarity is key
Myths and Truths About Sharks

By Maureen Halsema

Busting the Jaws Impression