Free Resources About Diving
There are many free resources on the web and we wanted to share a couple of our favorite sites.
The Rubicon Foundation hosts a free digital repository of diving and environmental physiology research. The archive includes research that has been published in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal, American Academy of Underwater Sciences, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal, South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Journal just to name a few. The resource room provides an easy gateway into the online library as it contains the top ten download list and the recommended reading list.
The US Navy publishes a diving manual which covers open-circuit SCUBA diving, rebreather diving, surface-supplied diving, physics and diving physiology, diving medicine and recompression chamber operations, and more. This free comprehensive diving manual provides the history, theory and application of diving. While there certain sections that may not be pertinent to the typical recreational or technical diver, there is a lot of interesting information and fascinating pictures and diagrams. This extensive PDF is quite large (over 1,000 pages) so we suggest that you right click and choose the "Save Link As" option.
DAN has and continues to conduct medical research studies on topics related to diving. DAN has published the results of several investigations and also provides information on how to participate in ongoing studies.
DAN also offers a selection of online seminars which cover topics such as DCS, CPR, aging and diving, medications and diving, and more.
The Rebreather Forum 3 (RF3) was in session May 18-20, 2012, in Orlando, Florida. RF3 addressed the major issues surrounding rebreather technology and its application in commercial, media, military, scientific, sport and technical diving. This PDF contains opinions and data presented at RF3 and is quite large (over 330 pages) so we suggest that you right click and choose the "Save Link As" option.
In addition to the RF3 proceedings, there are video and presentation materials available for a majority of the seminars which were hosted.
The IUCRR is an international all-volunteer, not-for-profit public service and educational organization registered in the State of Florida. The IUCRR site provides free accident analysis reports for cave diving incidents.