The Snorkeler says "Hello There!"

Welcome to Doc's Diving Medicine Home Page

This web site (now in it's 18th year) is dedicated to Undersea Medicine and to issues of diving safety for both sport and professional divers.  I am the Diving Medical Officer for the University of Washington, Medical Director for the Divers Institute of Technology.
Edmond Kay, M.D.

Diving Briefing - Decompression Sickness

Click on the image below to download the "Dive Briefing" in PDF file format

Dive Briefing - DCS
A 15 minute Briefing


Streaming Video in AVI and Flash Formats.
"The Diver's Ear - Under Pressure"


Scuba diving and snorkeling can be fun ways to explore the depths - especially if you can clear your ears as the pressure changes. In this video lecture Dr. Edmond Kay discusses techniques for preventing middle ear barotrauma. Learn what to do to equalize pressure in your ears, teach others proper techniques and learn the safest way to prevent "ear squeeze".  This talk was recorded live in September, 2000 and is available for viewing in streaming flash video (window below), and a PC broadband version to download.

Download 660MB AVI file to have you own copy

Featured Lectures by Dr. Kay

Streaming lectures, YouTube videos, source files & supporting materials (updating lectures - stay tuned)

Featured Articles by Dr. Kay

  Hyperbaric Tunneling: An introduction to TBMs and boring deep tunnels.

What is Diving Medicine? An introduction to my favorite topic.
Jamie's Gift: Reflections on a divers passing.
Middle Ear Barotrauma: A tutorial on prevention of Ear Squeeze.
Are Asthmatics Fit To Dive? Under very specific circumstances, YES.
Small changes in Altitude does affect Decompression Stress. DRIVING after diving.

Agencies and Organizations

Divers Institute of Technology:  A great place to learn commercial diving
ADCI:  Association of Diving Contractors International
IMCA:  International Marine Contractors Association
AAUS:  The American Academy of Underwater Sciences
UHMS:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
The Divers Alert Network:  DAN, a valuable resource for all divers
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

Travelers Health

CDC Travelers Health: International immunization updates and much more!

About The Author

Curriculum Vitae
Distinguished Preceptor Award 2004 (2 MB PDF)


Copyright 2017 Edmond Kay, M.D.
Last modified 1/9/2017