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Eric Douglas

Eric Douglas is an author and journalist known for his thriller novels with scuba diving, environment and ocean themes. He has been a dive instructor and a diver medic and worked for PADI, DAN and has written training articles for Scuba Diving since 2008.
He is also documentarian writing stories about Moskito Indians who scuba dive for lobster and photographing Russia after the Soviet Union broke up.

Pushing the Limits Leads a Diver to the Chamber

How an aggressive scuba diving schedule and overdependence on his computer led to DCS for one scuba diver.

Record Attempt Turns to Tragedy for Ill-Prepared Scuba Diver

Learn important scuba diving safety rules from a story about a diver dying while trying to set a personal record.

"Turks and Chaos: Hostile Waters" Audiobook Now Available

"Turks and Chaos: Hostile Waters," a scuba diving themed thriller, is not available via audiobook on iTunes and Audible.

When Renting Scuba Gear Goes Wrong

Scuba diving safety tips for identifying decompression illness, DCI, and using rental gear on vacation.

Lessons for Life: Death in the Shallows

Another case study in our Dive Training Series "Lessons For Life": Panic, claustrophobia and poor decision-making lead to a dive fatality.

4 Reasons Scuba Divers Die

DAN's annual report on dive accidents highlights four factors common to fatal accidents. The good news: They're all preventable. Our dive-training tips.

Lack of Fitness Spells Disaster for Inexperienced Dive Duo

See what scuba diving lessons we can learn from this fatal accident: an inexperienced, out-of-shape diver dies close to shore.

Pushing the Limits on a Liveaboard Leads to DCI for this Scuba Diver

One scuba diver pushes his limits on a liveaboard trip and suffers from decompression illness as a result.

A Wreck Dive Costs This Unprepared Instructor His Life

Being unprepared for wreck penetration spells disaster for a showoff dive instructor.