Posts with the tag “freediver”
Women in Diving: Zandile Ndhlovu, The Black Mermaid
August 19th, 2020
Zandile Ndhlovu recently became South Africa’s first Black PADI Freediving Instructor. She is based in Johannesburg and completed her qualifying dives at Miracle waters nears Brits. She also started h...
Taravana: Fact or Falacy?
May 30th, 2018
The condition, known as “taravana” amongst pearl divers of the Tuamotus (a chain of islands and atolls in French Polynesia), has increasingly become accepted as a unique form of DCI ...
Breath-hold diving: Running on reserve -Part 5
May 11th, 2018
Our human design was not specifically intended for the aquatic environment. We flaunt this idea regularly and impetuously for our own gain or enjoyment. During breath-hold diving, the alien environmen...
Breath-hold diving. Part 3: The Science Bit!
April 23rd, 2018
Humans were designed to be terrestrial, air (gas) breathing organisms. Thus, the body’s anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms are well suited to this role. The aquatic or marine environme...
Lung squeeze while freediving FAQ
April 6th, 2018
Immersion pulmonary edema (IPE), is a multifactorial condition, largely a net effect of increased central blood volume, pressures within the chest and, for compressed-gas divers, increased breathing...
Old Habits Die HardSave a Diver, Save YourselfCylinder SafetyUndercover CrabsReef safe sunscreenPhysics, Biophysics and Decompression SicknessModels and Marine LifeSunscreen and CoralCristina Mittermeier: Commitment to ConservationDiving After a StrokeCurrent DivesThis Bites: Prevention TreatmentEnvironmental Considerations for Disinfection
Aqua Pool Noodle ExercisesUnderwater Photographer and DAN Member Madelein Wolfaardt10 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Underwater PhotographyCOVID-19 and Diving: March 2021 UpdateDiver Return After COVID-19 Infection (DRACO): A Longitudinal AssessmentGuidelines for Lifelong Medical Fitness to DiveExperienceFitness Myth or Fitness Fact?The Safety of Sports for Athletes With Implantable Cardioverter-DefibrillatorsCardiovascular Fitness and DivingHypertensionPatent Foramen Ovale (PFO)Headaches and DivingMiddle-Ear Barotrauma (MEBT)O’Neill Grading SystemMask Squeeze (Facial Barotrauma)Sinus BarotraumaInner-Ear Barotrauma (IEBT)Middle-Ear EqualisationAlternobaric VertigoDecompression IllnessOn-Site Neurological ExaminationTreating Decompression Sickness (The Bends)Top 5 Factors That Increase Your Risk of the BendsHow to Avoid Rapid Ascents and Arterial Gas EmbolismUnintended Rapid Ascent Due to Uncontrolled InflationUnexpected Weight LossFlying After DivingWisdom Tooth Extraction and DivingYour Lungs and DivingScuba Diving and DiabetesDiving after COVID-19: What We Know TodaySwimmer’s Ear (Otitis Externa)Motion SicknessFitness for DivingDiving After Bariatric SurgeryWhen to Consult a Health-Care Provider Before Engaging in Physical ActivitiesFinding Your FitnessHealth Concerns for Divers Over 50Risk Factors For Heart DiseaseJuggling Physical Exercise and DivingSeasickness Prevention and TreatmentMember to Member: Guidelines for SeniorsHigh-Pressure OphthalmologyOver-the-Counter Medications
Due Diligence for Parents and Young DiversThe Deepest Scuba Dive - Part 1Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 1Pregnancy and DivingPregnant and Still Freediving Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 2How Old Is Too OldHow To Clean Your Scuba EquipmentNew Gear OrientationAre 6351-T6 Alloy Scuba Cylinders Safe to Use?Invisible CrystalsHose FailureGear Maintenance: Protect Your Investment and Prevent Dive AccidentsAvoiding Panic After Regulator FailureExperience MattersDive Accident Coverage Vs. Medical & Travel Insurance: Do You Need Both?Medical Emergencies AbroadDive Operations and COVID-19: Prepping for Return FAQsWhen Should I Call My Doctor?
Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive TripMagic in the GulfAn Insider’s Guide to RoatánShooting in a Turbid EnvironmentSurviving Triple Dangers in the MaldivesShallow-Water Arterial Gas EmbolismsKnow the RisksThe Case of Catastrophic Kelp LossCOPD: Incompatible With DivingHiatal HerniaReturn to Freeding after Cancer TreatmentOuter- and Inner Ear InfectionsExercising After a BreakHazards in Wreck DivingAw InspiredOperation Rising SunDCS in Cozumel