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When it’s time for fun in the sun, lather up with sunscreen that is good for you AND the ocean. when you go to buy a sunscreen you are faced with the daunting prospect of choosing from hundreds of products lining your store’s shelves.
August 24, 2017 | SDRadmin
Author: Boby Taylor
What makes your purchase even more complicated is that you have been told that not all sunscreens are created equal, false labeling is rampant and often misleading. So, what brands are safe for you …. Read more
You’ve completed your final checks; you jump into the water, signal to show you’re ready and begin your decent. You try to equalize, but nothing happens, you try again but still nothing happens and now you feel discomfort.
Do you continue trying to descend or end your dive before it has even begun? It is incredible to think that almost every diver at some point in their diving career will suffer with ear and equalizing issues. Read more
June 12, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: Goodunited.org and Foxnews.com
There are many complementary and alternative medicine therapies emerging to help veterans better manage mental health problems after combat – but have you heard about diving with sharks? Read more
June 1, 2017 | SDRadmin
Here’s How to Choose an Ocean-Safe Formula
Source: Kari Molvar – Vogue
In the spring of 2005, Craig Downs, Ph.D., a forensic ecotoxicologist in Virginia, received an unusual phone call from the National Park Service. “They wanted to figure out what was happening to the bay around Trunk Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands,” he says. Specifically, “they wanted to know what was killing all the coral reefs.” Read more
May 15, 2017 | SDRadmin
Source: AlertDiveronline by Petar Denoble M.D
A group of authors associated with DAN Europe published the results of a new flying-after-diving study in March.1 The results are intriguing and may lead some divers to wonder if it is time to revisit the flying-after-diving guidelines. Read more
March 20, 2017 | SDRadmin
By Lita Davis
Are you postponing a vacation because of concern about viruses (Zika, chikungunya and dengue) carried by mosquitoes, ticks or other organisms capable of causing harm to humans? That is not a bad idea until you become informed about the risks you are being exposed to depending on where you plan to travel. Read more
December 12, 2016 | SDRadmin
A note to people enjoying margaritas outside this summer you may want to be extra careful not to spill anything on your skin.
Really, really careful.
If you’re thinking about making a batch of Margaritas or Caipirinhas before heading out to the beach or pool this summer, you might want to think again. Lime juice can create a serious chemical burn called phytophotodermatitis (also known as lime burn or Margarita burn) when it mixes with UV rays. Limes aren’t the only culprit, though. Oils from all citrus fruits, celery, parsley and even certain wildflowers can cause the reaction too. Read more
September 8, 2016 | SDRadmin
Source US News Liz Weiss
Experts weigh in on precautions to take before, during and after your trip.
There are smart steps to mitigate your risks of contracting the virus and transmitting it to others. With the peak summer vacation season in full swing, many travelers are clamoring for a sunny getaway. But with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioning expectant women, those trying to get pregnant and their partners to avoid places affected by the mosquito-borne virus that’s been associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, an autoimmune condition, travelers are pivoting their plans, and for good reason.
August 10, 2016 | SDRStaff
Heard on All Things Considered
Maybe it’s a dive trip to Belize. Or a cruise in the Caribbean. Or maybe you’ve snagged tickets to the summer Olympics in Rio. If you’re traveling in places where Zika is circulating, there are a few things you need to keep in mind — and bring along.
June 13, 2016 | SDRStaff
The first question is: Should you go on the trip at all?
by Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, NBFE
Turks & Caicos Islands are nestled in the Atlantic Ocean at the southernmost tip of the Bahamas due north from the Dominican Republic. Consisting of two island groups, Turks and Caicos is separated by the 7,000-foot deep Turks Island Passage. There are more than 40 dive sites along the west edge of Grand Turk. Most of them begin in 25-to-30 feet above sand or reef and drop over the spectacular vertical wall. Visibility is stunning, reefs are lush with abundant larger than life marine life, conditions are mild-to-moderate and the water is warm.
May 3, 2016 | SDRStaff