TECHNICAL DIVING TIMELINE (1660–1999)
It’s fair to say that the emergence of “technical diving” in the late 1980s, that is, the introduction of mixed gas technology, and later mixed gas rebreathers to the sport diving community, represented the culmination of hundreds of years of scientific discovery and technological development.
FLYING AFTER DIVING
From the Safety Stop
DIAGNOSING DECOMPRESSION ILLNESS
Dive Slate: Stay Safe On Board
When preparing for a dive, safety is at the top of the list – checking gear, learning potential site hazards and discussing procedures with your divemaster or buddy.
From The Medical Line: Diving After DCS
DAN medical information specaialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions
Risk Mitigation: Hose Failure
An unexpected outcome
Cave Exploration: Beginning With The End In Mind
Building complex adventures on simple skills
Top 10 Wrecks Of Asia-Pacific
We present a curated list of the top 10 most famous wrecks found in the Asia-Pacific region, listed in no particular order
The Making Of A World Record-Breaking Diver
Descending more than 300 metres into the depths of the ocean may sound like a daunting prospect to even the most seasoned diver. But to one man, it was just another a challenge that he set for himself to see how far he was able to push the envelope.
101 Tips On Becoming A Better Tek Diver
Technical diving takes divers beyond the typical recreational scuba diving limits, opening up many new and exciting possibilities.
Gear - New Gear Orientation
Whether you are a new diver buying your first set of gear or an experienced diver purchasing an updated piece of equipment, it is important to learn about that new gear. The same is true if you are renting gear on a trip. It is best practice to become familiar with the gear before diving with it in open water.
Incident Insight - If You Can't Equalise, Abort
Sinus barotrauma can be very unpleasant
From The Medical Line - Your Questions Answered
DAN medical information specialists and researchers answer your dive medicine questions
From The Safety Stop - Navigating The Pandemic
The novel coronavirus pandemic has been one of the most widely life-altering events that many of us have ever experienced.
Wakayama: Diving The Land Of Water And Fire
Colourful corals meet bizarre cold water critters at the northernmost tropical reef in the world
Dive In & Dig In
Dive the best destinations, then eat the best of what it has to offer
Diving Into Disruption
How the coronavirus pandemic is changing the dive industry
Save The Beyond
Citizen’s PROMASTER line celebrates 30 years of adventure through tough terrain, ascending through crisp mountain air, and diving in the deep blue.
Evaluating An Unfamiliar Dive Operator
Your first trip to a dive destination can engulf you in new experiences – unexplored sites, unfamiliar creatures and sometimes, unanticipated situations.
Manta Social Network
In the last issue of Asian Diver magazine, we learned that Manta Rays in Bali were using different dive sites for different purposes, depending on their life stages. Now, the Marine Megafauna Foundation has uncovered the details of their social lives, like never before
Ocean Lover's Dream: Papua New Guinea
In the north of Papua New Guinea, in the heart of the Coral Triangle, Lissenung Island offers dreamlike corals, surfing – and hope – to divers of all levels
Snapping Up Thrills
A unique natural spectacle awaits divers in Palau, a land of contrasts and extremes where you can make your underwater dreams come true
The Ups And Downs Of Marine Protected Areas
Are marine protected areas (MPAs) really as beneficial as we think? Mongabay gets to the truth with their examination of the effectiveness of marine protections.
The Keys To Our Hearts
Immersion of the face alone can lead to slowing of the heart rate via the so-called diving reflex
Self-Aware And Prepared
This incident is a good example of how being a prepared diver and having an emergency action plan can prove fortunate
New Manta Ray Cleaning Station And Two Goby Species Discovered
On April 12, 2018, an Indonesian luxury private charter vessel partnered with Conservation International (CI) for a high-tech scientific voyage across Raja Ampat to raise awareness for the protection of manta rays.
Can I Dive With My Medical Condition?
DAN medics and researchers answer your questions about dive medicine
Asia Dive Expo
Asia’s biggest dive expo reached a new milestone this year.
Underwater Photography At Night
How to get great underwater shots after dark
Responsible Shark Photography
How to get the perfect shark shot responsibly