Sydney Dive Safari is proud to support DAN Asia-Pacific
The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training.
DAN Asia-Pacific (DAN AP) provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance Services for Members. In addition the organisation is responsible for funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the
DAN AP is a part of the International DAN Federation of Dive Safety Organisations with worldwide Membership presently exceeding 300,000.
Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.
Why is it so important that as Divers we are protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?
It’s all about being prepared for unexpected diving accidents and illnesses, and having a reputable organisation to call that specialises in helping sick and injured divers all over the world, that will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and, should we need it, cover the costs associated with an evacuation or chamber/hospital treatment.
Emergency Evacuation: Case Example
DAN was involved in the evacuation of a paralysed diver from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AUD$90,000 (as an aircraft had to be sourced from far away). In addition, the treatment costs were in excess of US$30,000, plus on-going expenses.
DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance is about being prepared. DAN offers members peace-of-mind, which comes from knowing they have the experts in diver accident management to call in the event of a diving accident or illness.
To learn more about DAN or to join, visit www.danap.org and engage with DAN on Facebook for insights into various dive-related and medical issues.
- The most common injuries among divers are buoyancy related. Learn how to avoid them with good buoyancy control and proper weighting.
- An incident averted! After an equipment failure, one diver’s advice kept another diver from swapping computers. Would you have done the same?
- A regulator hose ruptures at 9 metres, causing the diver to make a free ascent. How can you prevent this?
- We’re all familiar with the way immersion in water makes us feel relaxed, weightless, happy, but immersion also affects our physiology in ways that we may not be able to easily sense. Read about the many things that happen to your heart while you’re underwater.
- One of the most frequent inquiries we receive at DAN concern whether it’s safe to dive while taking a particular medication. The answer is rarely straightforward.