Health and Safety

Stress in Diving

  I don’t want to participate in any sport in which my species is not at the top of the food chain. – Ken Fonte   Stress in diving is probably the central problem in the accidents and resulting injuries and fatalities that…

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Practical Dive Care

by Mel McCombie We’re on a long dive trip and wondering about some everyday practical things—diving with contact lenses, sun protection—and wondered what others have to say? For example, I dive with soft contact lenses; I notice that during dives,…

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Diving and Hepatitis C: Know the Facts

by Robert Gish MD and C. L. Kutz You have probably seen the television ads aimed at baby boomers concerning hepatitis C (HCV). They warn you of your chances of having HCV while advertising medications that will cure HCV in 8-12…

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Waiting for the Light

Learning life’s lessons the hard way looms large in my legend. (Along with an avowed affinity for alliteration…) But one thing’s for sure, I rarely make the same mistake twice. Well, there was that night in St. Barts back in…

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Shark Attack

“Thump!” “I felt the impact on my back, but I wasn’t sure which part bounce house water slide combo of me was hit. I felt myself being carried through the water like a helpless ragdoll. I remember hoping I wasn’t…

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