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Fri May 27, 2011 9:38 pm
Dive Tenggara Adventure DS-0043
DAN Asia-Pacific is delighted to invite you, and your dive buddies, to join us in Kuala Lumpur for an “Evening With DAN”EVENT DETAILS
When: Friday 1st July
Where: The Legend Hotel: 9th Floor, Putra Place, 100 Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 7.30pm - 10.30pm
Cost: Registration is FREE
Booking Cut-Off: June 20th. Seating is limited so we encourage you to book early
LUCKY DOOR PRIZES!
We will be giving away lucky door prizes on the evening from our very generous Prize Sponsors:
Sport Diving Magazine, Dive Junkie Clothing & Asian Diver and Scuba Diver Australasia.
We look forwarding to seeing you there.
Fri May 27, 2011 9:41 pm
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM "AN EVENING WITH DAN"
DAN Asia-Pacific Executive Director, and renowned speaker, John Lippmann will discuss the following topics on the evening:
- Causes of Diving Fatalities
- Dangerous Jellyfish in the Asia-Pacific
- Calls to DAN for Help.
John will review cases to highlight the diversity of calls for help that DAN receives.
Your Questions Answered.
There will also be time to ask questions on a variety of diving safety issues.
In addition, Dr Tony Lee from Hyperbaric Health with discuss Recompression Treatment Options for DCI, highlighting the locations of chambers in Malaysia
Fri May 27, 2011 10:20 pm
cool.. i wrote to them and requested for 1 slot..
who else going? i have lots of questions to ask them, especially on DAN membership..
Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:22 pm
sounds interesting..wanna join........but scared need to subscribe to anything......im no budget at all :sad10: hahaha...BOBO :wave: meet u again...perhaps just drop by if im there at that moment.....can just walk-in right?
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:15 am
Can a non-diver like me join too?
I need to ask a couple of questions regarding my health problems before I can start diving.
Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:48 am
BOBO the DAN Talk was great!
It shows the truth about diving. The things which i really wanted to know.
The time moved so fast the 4 hours talk was like just a few minutes.
About the jellyfish was very alarming. To know that the box jellyfish families and irukanji has arrived to thailand ,
pulau payar and langkawi is really disturbing. Especially for the malaysian divers who loved to dive
without wetsuits and also swimmers at the beaches.
The box jellyfish stings are not the same like the common jellyfish found in our waters.
They are deadly and leathal.
John did show picture slide taken 2010 but that time malaysia held some tournaments in langkawi
and these findings would mess up the tourim economy
One picture of a small box jellyfish was taken under the jetty of rebak marina.
Other than that THE Decompression Illness. DCS and more.
Many divers just wont accept that they had DCS type I .
Type I DCS is characterised by
Mild pains that begin to resolve within 10 minutes of onset (niggles)
"Skin bends" that cause itching or burning sensations of the skin; or
skin rash, which generally is a mottled rash causing marbling of the skin or a violet coloured rash which is most often seen on the chest and shoulders. On rare occasions, skin has an orange peel appearance.
It is important that this is not confused with other causes of a rash whilst diving. A suit squeeze will generally have a different pattern and look more like bruising, whilst a neoprene contact dermatitis will be in areas where a suit rubs, such as the neck or cuffs.
Lymphatic involvement is uncommon and usually is signaled by painless pitting oedema which is a swelling of the lower limbs that a thumb when pressed in will leave an impression. The mildest cases involve the skin or the lymphatics. Some authorities consider anorexia and excessive fatigue after a dive as manifestations of Type I DCS.
Pain (the bends) occurs in the majority (70-85%) of patients with DCS. Pain is the most common symptom of DCS and is often described as a dull, deep, throbbing, toothache-type pain, usually in a joint or tendon area but also in tissue. The shoulder is the most commonly affected joint in most divers after a shallower than 40 metre dive, whereas the knees are affected more in deep divers. The pain is initially mild and slowly becomes more intense. Because of this, many divers attribute early DCS symptoms to overexertion or a pulled muscle.
Upper limbs are affected about 3 times as often as lower limbs. The pain of Type I DCS may mask neurological signs that are hallmarks of the more serious Type II DCS
What is DCS type I, II, III go to Dive and Medicine threads. There are a lot of posting about it
Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:33 am
Fuiyoh, u've been taking notes..
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:47 am
I was at DAN talk too , it was really good. However I think John - the speaker need to regulate the time as it the event start at 7.30pm and ended at 11pm....phhhew!
Thanks for the note! :)
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:20 pm
Thx for the infos Run! :)
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:28 pm
Noticed yvonly ladies got d t-shirts?
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