Divers Alert Network is Your Dive Safety Association
The largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world, DAN is supported by membership dues and donations. DAN’s mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and diving services.
The benefits of DAN membership include emergency medical evacuation assistance through DAN TravelAssist, a subscription to Alert Diver magazine and access to DAN’s insurance services.
Divers Alert Network DAN is Divers Alert Network, the diving industry’s largest association dedicated to scuba diving safety. Serving scuba divers for more than 30 years, DAN provides emergency assistance, medical information resources, educational opportunities and more. Whether you are just learning how to scuba dive or are a veteran of the sport, DAN has a great deal to offer you.
DAN is supported by membership dues and offers members accident insurance in partnership with insurance companies. Through its nonprofit efforts DAN first recognized the need for scuba divers to have insurance to help cover the cost of treatment for scuba diving injuries. DAN fulfilled that need by partnering with insurance companies to develop diving’s first dive accident insurance program, still the industry leader 25 years later.
Diver Safety Resources
One of DAN’s best-known resources is the 24-hour DAN Emergency Hotline, which stands ready every hour of the day to help scuba divers in need. But DAN offers a number of non-emergency resources as well, including the DAN Information Line, medical FAQs, online seminars and video lectures, real-time webinars, articles, quizzes and more.
Divers Helping Divers
DAN has always been about the partnership between our organization and the scuba divers who support it. DAN Members enjoy great benefits, including TravelAssist, Alert Diver magazine, WorldCue® Planner and access to industry-leading insurance products. But the best benefit is being a part of and supporting the largest association of scuba divers dedicated to diving safety.
Liability Insurance From a Trusted Leader
Professional liability insurance premiums from DAN Risk Retention Group are the lowest in the industry.† Plus, when you trust DAN RRG, you’re backed by a team that has helped divers in need for 40 years.
We’ll be here when you need assistance, so switch to DAN and save.
- Save more than 10% compared to other programs
- No price increase this season
- Financing for general & group professional liability policies
More Than Liability Insurance
When you place your trust in DAN Risk Retention Group, you’re backed by the knowledge, experience and leadership of an organization that has reinvested more than $100 million in dive safety.
- Affordable annual premiums
- Innovative payment plans
- Recognized by all major training agencies
- Worldwide coverage backed by Lloyd’s of London
- Program proceeds reinvested in dive safety
- Customized coverage endorsements available
For decades, DAN Research has conducted valuable studies on topics of safety and interest to divers. DAN researchers have investigated surface intervals for divers who plan to fly after diving, he effects of aging on dive health, the medical advisability of diving with insulin-requiring diabetes, as well as general dive safety. Conducted both in and out of the laboratory, there are even opportunities for divers to take part.
DAN Research hosts workshops and conferences, in which other industry experts are invited to come together to share knowledge and discuss ideas. Though any interested person is welcome to attend a workshop, DAN Research makes downloadable presentations and proceedings available for those who can’t make it.
DAN Research works to support and develop the researchers of tomorrow through the DAN Internship Program. Each year, it encourages young minds interested in the areas of dive medicine and research.
If you’d like to read more about internships at DAN or would like to apply to be an intern at DAN, visit our DAN Research Internships page to learn more.
For those who wish to continue their education even further, DAN Research offers a selection of online seminars on topics of interest to divers, including decompression illness and ear issues.
Research is an integral part of DAN’s mission and is supported by membership dues, research grants and donations.
Support the efforts of DAN Research and donate to DAN today.