What type of diving incidents are you interested in?
(Examples: decompression, equipment problem, "out of gas", etc.)
Most Recently Added Reports:
Diver was virtually swallowed by a whale shark
A clearly annoyed whale shark appeared to attempt to swallow a diver. Uncharacteristic behavior by a known gentle giant.
Air supply cuts off when regulator failed
A diver's regulator suddenly failed and cut off air supply, even though there was still a third of the air pressure remaining in the tank.
Exhausted, breathless and coughing up fluid
Out of breath diver coughed up frothy liquid on a liveaboard vacation.
High Altitude Dive Landed in Chamber
An unremarkable dive at high altitude ended with a trip to the hyperbaric chamber
Unexpected weight loss
A dropped weight belt caused a runaway ascent
Diver continued diving even with possible skin bends
Diver, concerned with cost of treatment, continued to dive despite the possibility that he may be suffering decompression sickness
Diver lost his balance, and his finger
A diver fell overboard and caught his ring on a cleat
When the dive boat hit a wave this diver was thrown into the air
Sitting at the front of the boat can be hazardous
Yachtsman suffers stroke, evacuated by DAN
DAN member evacuated from remote location
Lost at sea, drifting
An infrequent diver is surprised when he surfaced, and there was no boat in sight
“Normal” dive resulted in Decompression Sickness
A diver made multiple dives over three days and needed hyperbaric treatment
Regulator explosively failed under pressure (but, the divers did not)
An explosive regulator failure sent a hose flailing about wildly
Free-flow led to emergency ascent
A diver made a rapid ascent but, later, wondered if it was necessary.
Wearing mask under the hood ended a CCR dive
A flooded mask ended this rebreather dive
Diver entered the water with tank valve turned off
A close call when a diver's valve is turned off by mistake
Unrehearsed valve shutdown training led to confusion underwater
A momentary lapse led to trauma
Diver undid BCD straps, rupturing tendon
Buoyancy wing comes loose during dive
A diver's back-plate comes loose, partially releasing his wing
Underweighted diver was lost, suffered buoyancy problems and ran low on gas
Underweighted, lost diver pretended to have had a great dive
Diving in an overhead cavern with half empty tanks
Two imprudent divers learn cavern diving rules the hard way.
An assistant instructor suffers a reverse block
A diver avoids an ear injury through correct procedures and good buoyancy control
Regulator gets harder to breath the deeper a diver goes
Recently serviced regulators made it harder to breathe the deeper they went
Unintended rapid ascent due to uncontrolled inflation
A runaway ascent ends the diving on a liveaboard holiday
A diver feels unwell at depth
A diver suddenly starts feeling very unwell, ascends and breaths oxygen for symptom relief.
Inflator malfunction causes a rapid ascent
An inflator suddenly fires air into the BCD, causing a diver to ascend rapidly.
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