Dive Accident Case Studies: Ear Injuries
Proper buoyancy control is an essential safety skill that requires practice and our full concentration. The scenario that the diver describes most likely occurred due to two factors that divers frequently underestimate. The first is buoyancy control. Had the diver established neutral buoyancy, he would not have continued to descend
Scuba Diving and Antidepressants
One in four people will experience some form of a mental disorder during their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. Mental health issues can take many forms including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit and bipolar disorders.
How to Equalize Your Ears
From simple cases of swimmer’s ear to the serious and sometimes lasting damage of barotrauma, divers are vulnerable to ear problems because the delicate mechanisms that govern our hearing and balance just aren’t designed for the rapid pressure changes that result from diving.