DAN Mission Articles

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.
Diving After Joint Replacement Surgery

DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Explore All Possibilities

By Marty McCafferty, EMT-P, DMT


Up to the Challenge

By Jim Chimiak, M.D.

Cave diver Ben Reymenants discusses the challenges of rescuing young soccer players from a cave in Thailand.
Complex Exercises for the Body and Brain

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


A Close Call in the Caribbean

By Larry Stewart


Diving in Remote Destinations

By Mike Gerken


Keep Your Head

By Patty Seery, MHS

Situational awareness and safety fundamentals can save the day.
Lionfish Stings

By Jorge Dario Gomez Castillo, M.D.


Emergency Planning: Practicing the Plan

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.


Testing the Waters

By Reilly Fogarty

Understanding human physiology through diving
Heartbroken After DCS

By Sarah Doyle


How the Dive Reflex Protects the Brain and Heart

DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
Scuba Diving and Life Expectancy

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


Foam Rolling

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


Painful Swelling on a Pacific Island

By Nadia Aly


Anatomy of a Commercial Mixed-Gas Dive

By Michael Menduno


Table 1. Mixed-Gas Bounce Dive Comparison


Be Informed, and Stay Calm

By Sheila Koenig


Nitrox Diving Safety

By Peter Buzzacott, Ph.D., MPH


Emergency Planning: What Makes a Good Plan?

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.


What Did I Do Wrong?

By Rebecca Roddenberry


Diving After DCS

DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions.
The Future of Dive Medicine

By Peter Buzzacott, Ph.D., MPH


Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga

By Jessica B. Adams, Ph.D., and Katrina Hayes-Macaluso


Better Safe Than Sorry

By Sharon Gallmon


Dive Skills for Underwater Photographers

By Stephen Frink


Emergency Planning: Why Do We Need It?

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.


Catastrophic Regulator Failure

By Peter Buzzacott, MPH, Ph.D.


CPR Training Pays Off

By John Hullverson


Dealing with Disaster

By Reilly Fogarty


Who to Call First: DAN or EMS?

DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Measuring the Unknown

By Reilly Fogarty

Virginie Papadopoulou pushes the limits of bubble science.
Assessing and Assisting Florida’s Coral Reef After Hurricane Irma

By Beth Dieveney, Gena Parsons, Tom Moore and Shay Viehman


A Rash in Roatan

By Rosanne “Cookie” DelBiondo


Suspension Training for Swim Fitness

By Abbie Fish


It’s the Little Things

By Craig Passeno


Prepare for Safe Dive Travel

By Frances Smith and Jocelyn Joseph


When Things Go Wrong

By Francois Burman, Pr. Eng, MSc.

Emergency action plans
The Race to Save the Greatest Library on Earth

By Michael Menduno

Explorer and ichthyologist Richard Pyle, Ph.D.
An Unexpected Earplug

By Marty McCafferty


Diving After Bariatric Surgery

DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine.
Diving and Hepatitis C

By Jim Chimiak, M.D.


Introducing Battle Ropes

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


Paralyzed in Grenada

By Deborah Newman


Silence Beneath a White Ceiling

By Jeffrey Bozanic

Testing rebreathers for the U.S. Antarctic Program
Antarctic Bonus Photo Gallery

By Jeffrey Bozanic


Escape from the Bubble Cloud

By Rob Waterfield