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Safety & Health

How to Find a Doctor for Scuba Medical Advice

It's wise to schedule a medical checkup before embarking on a dive trip—even better if you can see a doctor who specializes in diving. Thankfully, there are resources to help you find one.

How Important Is Your Dive Medical Questionnaire?

New divers might be especially eager to don their fins and get in the water, but scuba diving should never be rushed. Here's why it's important to thoroughly handle all pre-dive preparations—including accurately filling out your medical questionnaire.

Is It Safe to Take Decongestants Before Diving?

Some divers who experience difficulty equalizing their ears may be tempted to try decongestants, but there can be risks associated with it. It's important to be aware of the potential side effects so you (and your dive buddies) are prepared.

Dive Accident Insurance: What You Need to Know

What is dive accident insurance, and how do you pick the best option for your travel and dive lifestyle?

What to Do If You Have a Rash After Scuba Diving

Experiencing a rash post-diving can be a sign of decompression illness. Learn from one diver's experience on how to stay safe diving.

Lessons for Life: Dangers of Diving With a Cold

Diving despite having a cold may seem enticing when you are on a trip to a beautiful destination, but one diver's firsthand experience is a cautionary tale of the risks associated with ascending too quickly and diving while under the weather.

Top Techniques to Equalize Your Ears When Diving

Experts from DAN break down what to do with pesky ears, including how to perform various equalization methods and when.

Life Gets Stressful; Diving Can Help

Scuba diving offers many benefits that align with recommended stress mitigation strategies, including deep breathing, regular exercise, time away from screens, meditation and connection with others.