DAN Mission Articles

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.
An Unusual Diagnosis

By Marty Snyderman


Empowering a Spectacle

By Robert Soncini


DAN Recompression Chamber Network: A High Standard of Care

By Payal S. Razdan, MPH, EMT, and Matias Nochetto, M.D.

The first installment features Foundation Recompression Chamber Bonaire in Krajliendijk, Bonaire, and the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Mobile, Ala.
Prepared to Act

By Savannah Vasquez

Oxygen, a willingness to use it and a fast boat save the day
Safe Diving in Fresh Water

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Sea Lion Bite

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Can I Dive with My Medical Condition?

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
The Future of Dive Medicine

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

How scientific research will enhance diver safety
Predive Warm-Up

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


Touch and Go in Tonga

By Douglas Hoffman


Always Ready

By David Helvarg

The U.S. Coast Guard Diving Program
Good Fortune After Bad

By James M. Chimiak, M.D.


End-of-Life Care

By Richard Fortin


Timing Exercise and Diving

DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
The Social Psychology of Safe Diving

By Jason Martens, Ph.D.


Children and Diving

By Matías Nochetto, M.D.

What are the real concerns?
Gradient Factors

By Neal W. Pollock, Ph.D.

A pathway for controlling decompression risk
Travel Plans Interrupted

By Robert Gleeson


BOSU Training

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

Both Sides Utilized