Incident Reports
  • An Unexpected Earplug
  • Left at Sea
  • A Free-Flowing Failure
  • Distracted While Diving
  • Self-Aware and Prepared
  • Thirteen-Foot Dive
  • If You Can’t Equalize, AbortSinus barotrauma can be very unpleasant.
  • Sea Lion Bite
  • Good Fortune After Bad
  • Barotrauma in Bonaire
  • You Better Get That Examined
  • May I Bend Your Ear?
  • Entangled in Kelp
  • Trust But VerifyEnsure your dive shop has properly trained and certified technicians.
  • Panic and Post-Traumatic StressA dive accident's psychological aftermath
  • Unexpected Air Pockets
  • Recognition is Essential
  • A Different Kind of Souvenir
  • Coming to Grips with Symptoms
  • Don’t Ignore Your Medical HistoryDive injuries aren't always what they seem.
  • Diagnosis Before TreatmentProper care of injured divers means ruling out all possibilities.
  • You’ll Be OKReassuring an anxious diver may not always be the right approach.
  • Skin BendsRecognizing the signs of cutaneous DCS
  • Time and RecoveryInjured divers should be treated promptly, but delays don't always mean bad outcomes.
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Beyond the Diving Injury
  • Go Easy on the EarsA seemingly mild injury can lead to serious symptoms.
  • Portable Hyperbaric Chamber Successfully Treats Divers in Remote Location
  • Altitude Illness in the AndesDivers aren't the only explorers who experience pressure-related problems.
  • Lessons in Gas ManagementRunning out of breathing gas is the most significant trigger in diver deaths.
  • TriageMaking critical decisions to prioritize care
  • Don’t Be FooledRelief from symptoms doesn't always mean a cure.
  • Don’t AssumeSelf-diagnosis can lead to delays in the medical care you need.
  • In DenialSmall, easy-to-ignore symptoms are often the first signs of decompression sickness.
  • Full TreatmentEmergency oxygen is only the first step to treating suspected cases of decompression illness.
  • Quick ComebackA lost weight belt and a rapid ascent lead to a case of AGE.