Fitness in Diving is an audio series hosted by Dr. David Charash about the 6 components of diving fitness. In this series, you can expect conversations with thought leaders in the diving world and discussions about how divers can dive smart.
DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM
Dr. Charash is a principal in Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Consultants LLC. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and a Certified Wound Specialist.
Conversation with a Diving Scientist
This Podcast episode features a conversation with Frauke Tillmans PHD. Dr Tillamns is the Director of Research at Divers Alert Network. She has a degree in Human Biology and a PHd specializing in oxidative stress which is involved in acute diving injuries and may affect long term health of divers. Through her research career, she has participated in research in collaborative projects involving decompression stress, inert gas narcosis, and oxygen toxicity. As Director of Research at Divers Alert Network, she is involved in multiple studies and collaborates with academia, Industry and the diving community. Dr Tillmans also oversees am impressive Research Internship program that is offered at Divers Alert Network.
She is a highly sought after speaker both Nationally and Internationally. She is also an experienced Public Safety Diver, Scientific Diver and Technical Diver, Dive Instructor and Active Volunteer Fire Fighter . This Podcast was recorded September 2022.
The intersection between Ocean Exploration and Fitness in Diving: A conversation with Fabien Cousteau
This podcast features a conversation with Third Generation Ocean Explorer and Ocean Conservationist Fabien Cousteau. Fabien is an Aquanaut, Filmaker and Documentarian. In his youth he spent time aboard his grandfathers research vessel The Calypso. Here he learned about the importance of hard work and team effort to accomplish the many challenges required when exploring the vastness of our oceans. Fabien has been an Explorer at Large for National Geographic and has collaborated on many television specials. He has been featured in a multi hour series for PBS Called Ocean Adventures. He has founded the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the restoration of the worlds water-bodies thru active community engagement. Fabien shares with us his most recent project the Proteous Ocean Group. He also reflects on his time and preparation while on board the Aquarious Reef Base as team Leader of Mission 31. We discuss a number of aspects of fitness in diving, physical preparation and maintaining the necessary fitness to safely accomplish a safe diving mission.
Pulmonary Health and Fitness in Diving: A conversation on Pulmonary Health and how it can affect ones Fitness in Diving
This episode features Dr Sandra Wainwright. She is a prominent Pulmonary, Critical Care and Hyperbaric Physician. She has cared for the diving community offering Medical Evaluation of Divers with Pulmonary Conditions. She has also treated numerous injured divers requiring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Common conditions including Asthma, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia will be discussed. Common pulmonary medications s well as important pulmonary medical testing will be reviewed. We will also review best practices in understanding return to diving after Covid-19 infection. This is a must listen to conversation for all divers.
Heart Health and Fitness in Diving
The fourth Episode of Fitness in Diving features Dr Douglas Ebersole a Cardiologist, Divers Alert Network Consultant, Technical Diver, and Rebreather Instructor. Dr Ebersole will have an engaging conversation on a variety of common areas of concern relating to ones Cardiac Fitness and how ones cardiac fitness can have a significant role in maintaining ones Fitness in Diving.
The information in this conversation focuses on Hearth Health and Diving. It is such an important topic that has great implication for all levels of diving, in all classification of divers.
Having a better understanding of what constitutes Fitness in Diving will lead to a safer more enjoyable Dive!
Decompression Sickness and Managing Divers Expectations: A conversation with Dr David Charash and Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor on treating Decompression Sickness.
Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor a physician board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Toxicology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine program at Med Star Health in Washington DC. Dr Kelly Johnson-Arbor will share with us here experience treating injured divers in a hyperbaric chamber. We will include discussion on how decompression sickness can affect the injured diver, as well as how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help.
Common Ear Nose and Throat issues experienced in diving; A conversation with Dr David Charash and Dr Michael Rothchild: What every diver needs two know!
Join Dr. Micheal Rothchild a pediatric otolaryngologist, past president of the Sea Gypsies currently the Dive Chair, Rebreather Diver, Author, and promoter of local diving in the Northeast, in a conversation on Diving and common Ear, Nose, Throat, and Sinus issues diver will experience. As ear, nose and sinus complaints are by far the most common medical condition divers will experience, this conversation is important to every diver!
Fitness in Diving
Do you free/rec/tec or dive in some other way? Regardless of your experience level, you should listen to this podcast. Extremely interesting and informative! Experts are easily understand as well. Not too long, not too short, stays on topic and doesn’t waste time trying to be funny, cute or political. Please keep up the great work - especially for us older, newbie divers.
It’s been one episode but we’re off to a great start. Starting with the very basic issue; are you fit to dive. Good luck!!