Cultivating a Culture of Dive Safety

Become a DAN Member Today

DAN members have a passion for the water, a quest for knowledge and love of community. So be part of something bigger. Join nearly 500,000 divers worldwide and experience valuable benefits to make you a safer, smarter diver.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is the world’s most recognised and respected dive safety organisation comprised of dive professionals and medical experts dedicated to supporting divers. Through research, medical services, educational programs and global response initiatives.

For over 20-years, DAN has created an extensive network capable of providing divers around the world with vital services. Everyday divers rely upon DAN for dive safety information and health guidance. They know that in event of emergency, we’ll be there for them – no matter where adventure takes them.

Protection

Smart divers’ benefit from this opportunity. The cost of a dive accident can exceed R200,000 a cost that isn’t always covered by primary insurance. But don’t worry, as a DAN member, you have access to the industry’s leading dive accident cover.

DAN offers comprehensive plans that provide protection and peace-of-mind in the event of a dive accident for far less than the cost of an unplanned event.

DAN’s Dive Accident Cover Plans are recognised worldwide providing secondary coverage of up to R900,000 and paying 100% of eligible expenses.

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Be prepared before your Dive

Enroll in DAN’s Free Online Prepared Diver Course

The human body wasn’t designed to breathe underwater, but with the right equipment and proper training, almost anyone can become an underwater explorer. Unfortunately, to err is human and accidents happen; but they don’t have to happen to you.

The five most common scuba diving accidents are preventable. That’s why Divers Alert Network (DAN) created the Prepared Diver course.

Most divers don’t plan to run out of air or make an uncontrolled ascent, but there are common, preventable mistakes that lead up to these emergencies. DAN’s Prepared Diver course is based upon real-life dive accidents and uses engaging video modules to help divers learn more about the science of diving so they can make informed decisions and minimize risk.

Prepared Diver Modules

Each video-based module covers one of the five main triggers of dive incidents. Once you enrol your divers, they can access and review the information independently via DAN eLearning.

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DAN delivers a deep level of information tailored to the way you learn best!

At DAN, we believe a smarter diver is a safer diver. And when you’re 18 meters underwater, you want to be certain that you have the knowledge needed to explore safely. That’s why, for over 30 years, we have made it our mission to deliver extensive educational and dive safety resources to help you stay safe — both in and out of the water.

Respect your Limits

Reviews tangible and intangible limitations that divers face before every dive, including environmental, physical and physiological issues.

Be aware of your Air

Stresses the importance of having sufficient air by considering factors such as currents, workload and weighting when planning a dive.

Listen to your Ears

Teaches students the effects of pressure at depth and covers common ear injuries and injury prevention.

Maintain your Buoyancy

Helps students recognise the factors that affect buoyancy and learn how to establish optimal weighting.

Control your Ascent

Explores the physics affecting safe ascents in several types of dive environments and how to ascend properly in each one.

Assume Responsibilty

Divers bear the ultimate responsibility for the decisions they make. This section shows what issues to pay attention to and what questions to ask.

DAN delivers a deep level of information tailored to the way you learn best!

At DAN, we believe a smarter diver is a safer diver. And when you’re 18 meters underwater, you want to be certain that you have the knowledge needed to explore safely. That’s why, for over 30 years, we have made it our mission to deliver extensive educational and dive safety resources to help you stay safe — both in and out of the water.

Respect your Limits

Reviews tangible and intangible limitations that divers face before every dive, including environmental, physical and physiological issues.

Be aware of your Air

Stresses the importance of having sufficient air by considering factors such as currents, workload and weighting when planning a dive.

Listen to your Ears

Teaches students the effects of pressure at depth and covers common ear injuries and injury prevention.

Maintain your Buoyancy

Helps students recognise the factors that affect buoyancy and learn how to establish optimal weighting.

Control your Ascent

Explores the physics affecting safe ascents in several types of dive environments and how to ascend properly in each one.

Assume Responsibilty

Divers bear the ultimate responsibility for the decisions they make. This section shows what issues to pay attention to and what questions to ask.

Health & Diving Library

Developed from decades of DAN research and experience, this comprehensive collection of free resource materials provides vital insights into topics critical to diver health and safety.

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Smart Guides to Safe Diving

Each guide delivers relevant diver health and safety information in a concise, easy-to-read format.

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