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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.

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 Is Inner Ear Decompression Sickness?

Vertigo after diving may represent a serious problem. Experts from Divers Alert Network explain inner ear decompression illness and what to do if you suspect it in a diver.

Ask DAN: What Do I Need to Know About Scuba Cylinder Safety?

Experts from Divers Alert Network answer your questions about cylinder safety, including reasons why tanks rupture and how to keep yourself safe.

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.

Ask DAN: How Do You Treat Decompression Sickness?

DCS is rare, but it’s a condition all divers need to be prepared for. We spoke with the pros at Divers Alert Network to learn what to do if it happens to you or someone you’re diving with.

Ask DAN: How do I shore dive safely?

Everything you need to know to prepare for your next shore dive.

Ask DAN: When can I go to altitude after diving?

Understanding how pressure affects the body is essential for developing, interpreting, and applying safety precautions when scuba diving.