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ScubaFit® Joins Dive Zone Radio - Fitness for scuba divers on the air ScubaFit® Joins Dive Zone Radio - Fitness for scuba divers on the air
ScubaFit - 12/20/2013 4:01 PM
Whether you’re an avid scuba enthusiast or just love adventure, you’ll want to listen to Dive Zone Radio every Sunday. ScubaFit® debuted this week on a new radio program for scuba divers. Dive Zone Radio airs every Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 960 The Patriot. Dive Zone Radio is a continuing conversation about all things aquatic and adventuresome. Created and hosted in Phoenix, Arizona by NAUI scuba diving instructors Mark J. Hadrich and Lew Edwards, Dive Zone Radio is starting out quie...
Tinnitus and Diving (Ringing in the Ears) - Scubadoc’s Diving Medicine Tinnitus and Diving (Ringing in the Ears) - Scubadoc’s Diving Medicine
Greg - 12/10/2013 9:47 AM
Ringing in the ears or ’tinnitus’ (pronounced with the accent on the ’tin’) is one of the most prevalent and bothersome of symptoms related to diving. Tinnitus may be caused by damage or disease, anywhere along the path of the auditory system. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound is present; and is often referred to as "ringing in the ears." It can also take the form of hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking. The noise can be intermittent or constant, with single...
Good dives & bad
scubadmike - 12/01/2013 6:04 AM
Went diving on Black Friday .N.O.A.A. stated small craft advisory . 4 to 6 seas up to 8 seas . Paid for a charter in Jupiter Fl. The charter stated it’s not that bad . N.O.A.A. were dead on . 6 divers got sick & I brought a new meaning to " HEARL " I lost 2 lbs. on that trip ........... You do not want to see a photo !!!...
Aikidiver - 10/25/2013 8:38 AM
Diver’s body found inside ’Grove’ Monroe County dive team members located the body of a missing diver from Orlando who was last seen deep inside the USS Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot Navy ship that was intentionally sunk in 2002 as an artificial reef about six miles off the coast of Key Largo. The missing diver was identified by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office as Joseph Dragojevich, 43, a captain with the Lake County Emergency Medical Services. Deputy Becky Herrin, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman,...
Diving Safety: How to Treat Stings From the Most Common Jellyfish
Scubablog - 10/24/2013 1:30 AM
Apart from sharks, the sea is home to other marine life that poses a potential danger to divers. Jellyfish or jellies, for starters, is one of the most common aquatic animal to cause discomfort. These carefree organisms effortlessly roam the seas, in their translucent (sometimes almost invisible) and mesmerizing bodies, attracting attention even from a […] The post Diving Safety: How to Treat Stings From the Most Common Jellyfish appeared first on
Storm brewing for Keys divers!
Aikidiver - 10/11/2013 7:52 AM
Coast Guard looks into ’spout chasers’ The Coast Guard is investigating two Florida Keys divers who made a splash on the Internet and TV news stations last week after they posted a video of themselves entering a waterspout. Investigative service agents are looking into whether Aaron Osters and Kevin Johnson are licensed Coast Guard boat captains, and if they are, whether they should be civilly reprimanded, said Coast Guard Sector Key West Deputy Cmdr. John Reed. Osters is the owner of Bandito Sp...
SCUBA Diving can be a real PAIN in the _________????? SCUBA Diving can be a real PAIN in the _________?????
Divingleo - 10/08/2013 6:10 AM
JAW PAIN With Thanks to my Dentist Dr. Mark Semchyshyn DDS, BSc. Whose valuable tips and information, without which, this blog would not be possible!! It starts off as a dull pain/aching feeling just in front of your ear after your second day of diving, and you’ve booked a 10 day all inclusive dive package. OUCH!! In more ways than one. $$$ It keeps getting progressively worse day after day until the simple task of holding your reg in your mouth is unbearable. WHAT’S GOING ON??: You have a joint...
Drown proofing for my Fire Fighter Friends!!!! Drown proofing for my Fire Fighter Friends!!!!
Divingleo - 10/08/2013 3:58 AM
Drownproofing Turnout Gear For all my fireman friends... The first step is to close your collar to keep trapped air in the coat. Do not panic or move. Next, remove the helmet and use for additional buoyancy under your arms. Fear and ignorance are probably our two greatest enemies. When it comes to firefighters on or near the water, very often ignorance tells them that if they fall in the water with their turnout gear on they are going to drown. The fear of this supposed fact may even be a major ...
Angler jumps overboard to revive 300-pound bull shark
Aikidiver - 10/02/2013 1:18 PM
For your continued ’Health & Safety’, I would recommend NOT doing this!!!! It’s refreshing that more shark fishermen are practicing catch and release these days, but one angler appears to have taken the practice too far. The accompanying footage shows an angler off Lee County, Florida, who has jumped in to physically try to revive a 300-pound bull shark, which his charter group had just unhooked. The result, thankfully, was successful as viewers can see the shark, after being given a friendly sh...
Drowning Accidents and Long Term Impairment
doreenbertrand - 9/20/2013 2:07 AM
It is one of the most terrifying experiences as a parent to watch your child become injured while doing something that was supposed to be full of joy and fun. In a blink of an eye a day at a beach, swimming hole or public pool can change the lives of your family irreparably when a near drowning incident occurs. While drowning deaths are most prevalent in children under four years old, they happen at virtually any age. And sometimes when the child is revived and rescued, the family is faced with ...
Out of Air Event
lerpy - 9/12/2013 1:56 PM
Thought I would share the events of a recent dive as I feel it is important to share share when things go wrong so can all learn and be safer divers. Last week went out for a dive on the boat, and with the group that I dive with weekly. This time my friend ( call him Jeff) came along, and he brought his friend, (call him Mike) who brought his friend (call him Chuck). I have dove with Jeff previously and was confident of his skill and ability, I did not know his friends. Jeff knew Mike, but not C...
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part III
Aikidiver - 9/03/2013 11:56 AM
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part III Yes, it’s the dive community itself creating the climate for many of the lawsuits! I’m sure most of the divers reading this article have visited other scuba internet discussion forums. Many of those forums have an area dedicated specifically to diving accidents. The intent of the discussion is to educate the dive community on the errors committed during those dives, so as to prevent other divers from making those same mistakes. [A noble and worthwhi...
Mercury Levels Predicted to Rise in Pacific Ocean Fish
Aikidiver - 8/27/2013 11:08 AM
As countries throughout Asia become increasingly reliant on fossil fuels, more harmful mercury is finding its way into the fish we eat. But new research suggests people can limit their mercury consumption by eating less fish that dwell deeper in ocean.Mercury Levels Predicted to Rise in Pacific Ocean Fish Aired 8/26/13 As countries throughout Asia become increasingly reliant on fossil fuels, more harmful mercury is finding its way into the fish we eat. But new research suggests one way people ca...
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!]
Aikidiver - 8/23/2013 2:36 PM
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] [This article is based on an actual event] Your worst nightmare as a dive professional is about to hit you and you’re not even in the water! You’re just sitting at home on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, watching your favorite NFL team on TV, when the doorbell rings. You open the door to find a gentlemen standing there, he introduces himself as an officer of the court, next he reads your name off a clipboard and asks if you’re that person. You say yes, that’s ...
DAN Cardiovascular Research Participant Recruitment
Divers_Alert_Network - 8/21/2013 9:06 AM
DAN is committed to improving diver safety, a commitment which is fostered by rigorous research. In a recent health survey, 25 participants (one in 200) reported having an implanted pacemaker device. These are active divers performing about 30 dives annually. DAN is conducting a research study about divers with an implanted pacemaker or defibrillators who are choosing to dive with or without medical clearance. DAN is looking for volunteers to participate in the "Diving Experience of Divers with ...
DCS in Comercial Diving
btw2459 - 7/24/2013 4:09 PM
This is an interesting video from the late 80s on DCS management in comercial oil industry diving.
The Magic Touch The Magic Touch
BobHalstead - 4/29/2013 9:13 AM
By Bob Halstead I am going to start this story where it hurts. On a deep dive to search for a rare fish, I spotted an unusual sea star. I picked it up and carried it to shallow water so that I could leisurely take photographs while decompressing. It had no spines, but I soon realised that it was stinging me. The stinging cells were able to penetrate the tough skin on my hands. I have never been able to get the sea star identified, but that sting hurt, and the pain lasted nearly a week. There is ...
DAN Research Investigates Checklists DAN Research Investigates Checklists
Divers_Alert_Network - 3/06/2013 9:37 AM
In the past 20 years, dive injuries and fatalities declined even as participation in scuba diving increased. This decline can be attributed to better training, equipment, research and access to health care. With the increase in participation there exists a need for continued improvement in diver safety. DAN’s research is an important part of the effort to enhance divers’ understanding of the risks, promote better protocols and raise safety awareness in the dive community. DAN recently conducted ...
DAN - Cardiovascular Health & Diving DAN - Cardiovascular Health & Diving
Divers_Alert_Network - 2/01/2013 12:01 PM
Disease of heart and blood vessels (cardiovascular diseases, CVD) is the leading cause of deaths in the United States and one of the most common causes of fatal diving accidents. The prevalence of CVD increases with age as does the risk of death, but death may also occur in subjects who had no previous symptoms of CVD. Both apparently healthy subjects and those with diagnosed CVD may reduce their risk by modifying their lifestyle and controlling risk factors like smoking, physical inactivity, po...
Water with Blue Green Algae Kills Dogs Water with Blue Green Algae Kills Dogs
Greg - 1/27/2013 10:21 AM
Do not let your dogs drink from a water source with blue green algae growing in it! We almost lost our German Shepard Dog, Emma, last night. We have a little pond at the far corner of our property. At about 4pm yesterday, I threw a baseball into the pond to let Emma jump in to retrieve it. I did that about three times, then continued with our walk. After only 45 minutes, Emma started to walk weird, she couldn’t walk in a straight line, her tongue was suppressed in her mouth, she was swaying back...