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Get the DAN insurance

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by shadling, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    Ok - Heidi and Dr. Piccolo are above board and also AMAZING at what they do - he's been treating DCS for over 2 decades and treated me 2 of my 3 Type II DCS hits - I was treated with 9 rides back in 2002 which was well before DAN imposed these limitations.

    Wishing you a full recovery and I am glad to hear you had excellent care
  2. Cozdreamer

    Cozdreamer Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: NC
    to the original poster, Shadling, HOW IS YOUR WIFE DOING NOW? I have kept you both in my thoughts and prayers...
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  3. jbjclj

    jbjclj Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Oxnard, CA
    I had 11 treatments at the international hospital. Dan would not approve over 7 unless I went to see Dr Gomez. After his evaluation, he concurred that I needed more treatment. Paralysis and other symptoms. Dan picked up $11,000 after our primary paid $44,000
    CajunDiva, Christi and KathyV like this.
  4. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
    Is Dr. Piccolo at Clinica Medica San Miguel Calle 6 Norte #132? Mary has been there annually for three years for ear problems. Each time we sat right next to the hyperbaric chamber with the little fishies painted on it. I was beginning to think that this might be where you go when the other chambers are full. :wink: In any case she got excellent treatment from a woman who's name I can't remember (but should know) but I think she is a physician's assistant.
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  5. JohnN

    JohnN ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oar--eee---gun
    A minor quibble but it is Physician Assistant. (Notice caps and no possessive tense)
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  6. yle

    yle Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Southern California
    And from now on I want people to capitalize Scuba Instructor.
    Brodydog and KathyV like this.
  7. Brodydog

    Brodydog Barracuda

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Braselton, GA
    What’s wrong with scuba’s instructor?
  8. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, TX, USA
    But of course, every letter of SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) should be capitalized.
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  9. Diving Dubai

    Diving Dubai Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai UAE
    I would totally concur with this. Although my experience has been over rather less years than Christi, the few DCS incidents i've witness have been directly attributed to burning the candle at both ends rather than a underwater incident.

    Christi's advice of having a day's rest, or skipping a dive if you feel less than 100% - especially in the morning is spot on.
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  10. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
    After my first couple of trips to Cozumel I decided to just rest the first full day, with it being three hours earlier than I'm used to plus I just don't quite feel 100% after being in cars and shuttles and airplanes and buses and ferries and taxis all day. One time I was staying at SCC and then went to Los Alcatraces for an additional week and SCC let me come and do the dive that I had remaining even though I wasn't still staying at the club. It was no problem other than trying to find a taxi on a Sunday morning :wink: Plus, after diving with Blue XT Sea I've been following their standard procedure of extending the safety stop to five minutes--why not? This time of the year I'm not doing my swimming of 50 laps 3-4 times a week because my pool is simply too cold so I figure I'm not in quite as great of condition as I am the rest of the year so a little extra conservatism can't hurt. My idea of "hard liquor" is limonada con soda or jamaica so I don't need to worry about the dehydration factor. I've also noticed that every year I'm older than the previous year. We've also been skipping a day here and there instead of doing two or three dives a day, day after day. We have to stay on the island longer to do this so we aren't suffering too badly. Sometimes after about the fourth or fifth consecutive day I feel like I could use a break anyway plus there are still many restaurants we haven't even tried yet.
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