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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.
 

Scuba Diver Fails to Listen to His Heart

A scuba diver ignores the signs of a medical condition and chooses to dive anyways, leaving him unconscious and out of time.

Scuba Diver Leaves Buddy to Make Solo Wreck Dive

One scuba diver pays the ultimate price when he decides to leave his buddy to enter a shipwreck on his own.

Successful Return to Scuba Diving After Open Heart Surgery | Heart Disease & Diving Chapter 6

Are there any restrictions on scuba diving after having heart surgery? Do you have to tell the dive shop about your heart medications? Find your answers.

Flying After Scuba Diving Makes DCS Symptoms Worse - Lessons for Life

A teen diver has a conservative dive profile, but shows symptoms of DCS. Despite the signs, he chooses to fly. See what went wrong.

Tests and Limitations for Diving after Heart Surgery | Heart Disease & Diving Chapter 5

Are there any restrictions on scuba diving after having heart surgery? Do you have to tell the dive shop about your heart medications? Find your answers.

Trapped and Alone Under a Shipwreck: Diver on DPV Learns a Lesson For Life

A diver tries to recover a boat that overturned and sank in a local harbor, but without the training needed to bring the boat to the surface he loses his life.

Scuba Diving & Heart Disease: Risks of Diving After Cardiac Arrest

In this installment, Eric Douglas explains what happens when you have a heart attack, and if it's safe to scuba dive after going into cardiac arrest.

Into the Dark | Lessons for Life

One man's first night dive would be his last dive — and night — ever. Find out what went wrong and how can you avoid it happening to you.

Experienced Scuba Diver Dies Under The Ice

Testing out new scuba diving gear leads to fatal mistakes for one experienced rescue diver.