DAN Mission Articles

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.
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.