Swallowing Air While Diving

(Q) Hello DocVikingo, I tend to swallow air while diving and get gas with cramping and belching upon ascent. This is very unpleasant. Anything I can do?  Thanks. t-d-g. (A) Hi t-d-g, Swallowing air during a dive, called aerophagia, is not uncommon in newer divers.  Also, divers who are overweight seem to have an increased … Read more

Is there a disconnect between DAN’s Mission/Vision Statements and the content of Alert Diver magazine?

The new quarterly Alert Diver, published by Stephen Frink and company, unarguably is a handsome magazine that makes its prior incarnation appear a bit of an ugly stepsister. Then again, it now appears to have a lot more money to play with. But, is it straying from DAN’s stated raison d’être? The DAN Mission/Vision Statements … Read more