DAN Mission Articles

Keep Calm, and Be Prepared

By Anne Strysniewicz


What Drowning Really Looks Like

By Mario Vittone


Reduce Your Liability Risk

By Francois Burman, Pr.Eng., M.Sc.


Supporting Those Who Serve Underwater

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.

David Fothergill's research helps divers and submariners.
Cardiovascular Disease and Diving

DAN® medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Separated Divers

By Olivia Jackson and Stefanie Martina


Physioball Stability Exercises

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


Decompression Sickness While Freediving

By Andrew Khvetkevich


Down in the Dumps

By Kathy Johnson

A day in the life of a garbage dump diver
DEMP: For More Than Dive Emergencies

By Michael Wilhelm


Lithium-Ion Battery Safety

By Jean Rydberg


Right of Refusal

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, M.Sc.


Ketones, Manta Rays and Extreme Environments

Text by Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.

Energetic dive research from Florida
Wetsuits and Heat Stress

DAN® medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
In-Water Recompression

By Daniel A. Nord, EMT-P, CHT


Sunscreen Safety

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., and Allan Uribe, DrPH, MPH

Learn how to protect yourself and the environment.
Improving Strength, Range and Balance

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Matthew DelTufo, DPT


Advice, Support and a Lifeline

Text and photos by Julika Kennaway


Our Underwater Heritage: An Archaeological Look

By Jim Gunderson


Keep Pushing

By Jason Swencki


Diving with Diabetes

By Candace Reno, Ph.D.

Are scuba instructors well-informed?
Protect Our Environment

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng., M.Sc.

Developing your environmental sustainability plan
Investing in the Future

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.

Simon Mitchell mentors tomorrow's leaders in dive research.
Drysuit Difficulty


Vaping and Diving

DAN® medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Exercise Drills with Dowels

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Adam Eckart, M.S., C.S.C.S.


Free Flow at 103 Feet

By Clayton Moore


Combat Divers

By Jeffery Samuel


Keep Breathing

By LeAnn Beasley

Being prepared can help in risky situations.
Performance Under Pressure

By Reilly Fogarty

Gas density for divers
Equipment Maintenance

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, M.Sc.

Avoiding failure at critical times
Weigang Xu

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.

Challenging the frontiers of decompression research
Crohn’s Disease and Diving

DAN® medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Diver Recovers Despite Delayed Treatment

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Dynamic Kettlebell Exercises

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Adam Eckart, M.S., C.S.C.S.


Painful Fracture in Patagonia

By Harrison Cann


Freediving Safety

By Chris Bustad


Lessons Learned

By Tim Hasty


Timeline of an Emergency Call

By Matias Nochetto, M.D.


Fire Safety in the Dive Industry

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng., M.Sc.

Part 2: Planning for a fire emergency
Zeljko Dujic

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.

Finding his niche in breath-hold research
Diving After Kidney Donation

DAN® medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Experience Matters

By Cheryl Hughes


The Right to Refuse Service

By Jim Chimiak, M.D., and Caitlyn Ruskell


Heart-Rate Training

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


DCS Ahead

By Tom Chronister


Five Lessons for Cold-Water Diving

By Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D.


Risk and Redundancy

By Doug Stracener


Finding Your Fitness

By Josh Benjamin


Fire Safety in the Dive Industry

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.

Prevention is paramount.
Understanding Our Limits

By Reilly Fogarty

Gerardo Bosco applies modern technologies in hyperbaric research.