Submersible Stress!

There is really nothing new about deep diving submersible vehicles. Ed Link and other innovators dreamed up models back in the 1960s that seemed like they were excerpted from the pages of a Jules Verne novel. Originally, these subs were employed in pioneering oceanographic and scientific projects and were responsible for opening doors to the … Read more

‘Shrunken Brain’ from SCUBA?

July 16, 2009 Dear DocV, My father was a US Navy diver/Submarine Service from the late 40’s to the early 70’s. His duties included escape training tank instructor and saturation diving as a member of the original Deep Submergence Group. He is currently 77 years old and previously diagnosed with Alzheimers. Recently, that diagnosis was … Read more

The Problem With Younger Divers

Take a good look at yourself before you critique any “old fart”. While cheap essay writing services at the DEMA diving trade show awhile back, I met an old French diver who lived in Bonaire. He was exhibiting some paintings he had made of various wrecks around that Caribbean island. They were beautifully contrived scenes, … Read more

Demystifying Recompression Chambers

Many divers have seen a chamber either in photographs or in real life, but very few have ever had occasion to be in one unless they were being treated.  As a result a certain “mystique” has developed about chambers and many divers regard them as hostile and menacing environments.  Briefly, we would like to acquaint … Read more