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Divers Alert Network (DAN) Asia-Pacific


For scuba divers worldwide, DAN means safety, health and peace of mind.

Committed to improving the safety of diving for all divers, DAN is Your Buddy in Dive Safety.

DAN is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based organisations and DAN Asia-Pacific has a region of responsibility that extends throughout Asia and the Pacific region.

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.

In addition, DAN strives to improve the safety of diving, via activities that include:

- Providing Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage for Members.
- Providing optional Dive Injury Insurance Services for Members.
- Funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the region.
- Offering non-emergency diving medical advice, accident management training, and undertaking data collection and research to   enhance dive safety.
- DAN is a unique organisation dedicated to safety, education and research in the scuba diving community.

DAN was founded in 1980 at Duke University Medical Centre in the United States with a 24-hour Emergency Hotline. This Hotline assisted in the treatment of underwater diving accidents by providing information to injured divers and the medical personnel who cared for them.

To fund its ongoing existence, DAN established a membership program, initially providing subscribers with a diving accident manual and regular newsletter, Alert Diver, which dealt with various issues of diving safety.

The work of the Divers Alert Network is strongly supported within the recreational diving community and this is evident by Membership numbers, which presently exceed 300,000 divers worldwide.

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