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
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.
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.
CHOOSE YOUR DAN COVER PLAN
It takes less that 10 minutes to sign up for Annual Dive Cover as a recreational diver, freediver
or spear fisherman. DAN dive cover includes payment for the cost of hospitalisation,
medical and hyperbaric treatment, and certain other costs associated with diving-related
accidents. Get up to R900,000 of emergency dive cover.
Sign up for Temporary Dive Cover as a recreational diver, free-diver or spear fisherman.
With the temporary dive cover package you know that your dive trip is covered, it gives you
peace of mind when you are on the move and is taken for increments of five days at a
time. Cover is limited to diving outside your country of residence and only covers dive
related emergencies. Cover limit of R300,000.
DAN's Student Cover (open water or equivalent courses) is free of charge to entry-level
students from the first pool session to the qualifying dive or for a duration of six weeks.
Recreational dive, freediving and spear fisherman entry-level students are all eligible. Cover
limit of R300,000.
This complimentary dive cover, fully subsidised by DAN, covers entry-level students in the
unlikely event of a dive injury during their entry-level training. As a diving-related injury or
illness can be costly, it pays to be prepared. While entry-level students focus on learning to
dive and getting comfortable underwater, DAN has them covered should an unexpected
incident occur — above or below water.
Every day, divers and emergency-response personnel around the world trust DAN’s oxygen
units and first-aid kits to perform in an emergency. That’s because DAN’s products have
been developed, tested and refined with input from leading doctors and researchers to
meet the discriminating requirements of the diving community. Be ready to respond.
Explore the DAN Shop to make sure you are prepared with the latest safety equipment to
effectively handle any dive emergency.
SUPPORT DIVE SAFETY
When you support DAN, you support the organization’s ongoing efforts to reduce dive
injuries and improve first response and medical treatment. One hundred percent of DAN’s
profits are reinvested in research, medical services and programs that make diving safer for
all divers. As a diver, you need DAN — and DAN needs you.
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 minimise
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.
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.