Our 10 most popular articles from 2016
As 2017 looms on the horizon, we took a look back at the most popular stories on alertdiver.eu in 2016. Medical tips and contents focused on diving safety are still at the heart of the official DAN magazine. A few new trends emerged too, with new articles dealing with discovery and useful briefings on top dive destinations, and quizzes, where we tested your knowledge and stimulated your curiosity. All pieces featured safety tips, staying true to DAN’s mission. Several articles in this list are amongst our longer offerings, suggesting that you took the time to read them through.
Here’s to another successful year… DAN will be, as always, at your side!
Are you a deep diver? Do you love challenges? Do you like nitrogen? Take this short test to find out what kind of diver you are. (…)
This site is located in the Malaysian Borneo, off the famous Island of Sipadan in the Celebes Sea; a magic and captivating place that Jacques Cousteau, exactly 50 years ago, described as a unique and intact work of art! (…)
Divers move in an environment that is different from the one for which human beings were designed. To be able to do so, they have gathered specific knowledge, enhanced technologies, and developed new techniques, increasingly easier and safer. (…)
Weak links between divers and local communities, governance issues and lack of support from authorities and the scientific community – these emerged during the Green Bubbles project (…)
We have seen what comes before, what goes on during, and now… there will be a “what happens after.” In the realm of post-dive flights, DAN’s “Flying bubbles” project marks the divide between theory and fact. (…)
Early one afternoon near La Paz, Mexico, at Los Islotes, a popular dive site and sea lion rookery, a sea lion bit the diver on the stomach. (…)
In The Silent World, by Louis Malle, Captain Albert Falco dives for the first time ever on a wreck sunk in the Red Sea during World War II, and the shot of the ship’s bell with the name Thistlegorm becomes instantly legendary. (…)
Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) is a common clinical condition of the middle ear that can affect patients of all ages. (…)
Boat diving can be so much fun – but, unfortunately, dive boats can also be injury-prone places. (…)
True or False: Diving is a good cardiovascular workout… (Plus 9 more questions on Dive Safety Myths and Misconceptions). Take the test!