Boy Scouts Embrace DAN CPR Challenge at National Jamboree

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA — 30 August 2017 – Widespread CPR training has been shown to increase survival rates in certain types of cardiac arrest by as much as 22 percent, and evidence shows that hands-on training is the most effective way of ensuring long-term skills retention. Which is why, when asked to support the 2017 National Scout Jamboree with CPR training and safety outreach initiatives, Divers Alert Network enthusiastically answered the call of duty. With more than 40,000 Boy Scouts, leaders, and parents in attendance the …

2017 Academy Award Bestowed Upon International DAN

13 September 2017 – Durham, North Carolina – In 1980, DAN was formed with the single goal of establishing a 24-hour emergency hotline manned by knowledgeable dive physicians to help divers in need. Since then, this 24-hour hotline has grown into an international organization dedicated to dive safety and injury prevention. Recognizing DAN’s research, medical services and safety outreach contributions to diving for more than 35 years, the International Academy of Underwater Sciences and Techniques recently awarded the organization with…

Holiday Safety Quick Quiz

Question: Do you know what’s red and green, just like the holidays, but can also save lives?
Answer: The DAN Soft-Sided DC Rescue Extended Care Pack!
What is it?
The DAN Soft-Sided DC Rescue Extended Care Pack is a lightweight, portable emergency oxygen kit designed for dive professionals on the go. DAN’s medical experts and product designers put a lot of thought into this ultimate grab ‘n go emergency oxygen kit.
Inside, you’ll find the things you need to quickly respond to a dive…

Fitness for Diving

There are moments when scuba diving feels effortless: drifting over a shallow reef or descending through clear water toward a sandy bottom. But diving can also be strenuous — when swimming against a current or trudging to a dive site loaded d…

Jarrod Jablonski Selected as 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year

DURHAM, NC (May 16) – Explorer adventurer, and pioneering cave and technical diver Jarrod Jablonski is the recipient of the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award.  
“DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award winners — and nominees — are among the industry’s most committed and passionate members,” said Bill Ziefle, DAN President and CEO. “We received nominations from around the world, and Jarrod stood out because of his outstanding contributions to diver training and safety. It is our great pleasure to recognize Jarrod’s important…

DAN Celebrates 20th Year of Prestigious Research Internship Program

Building a Foundation for Success
DURHAM, NC (January 10, 2018) – Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States once said, “The expert at anything was once a beginner.” While it’s unclear if Rutherford ever worked as an intern, some of the world’s best minds attribute their success to internships that gave them the chance to pursue their interests, and learn new skills.

Founded in 1999, the DAN Research Internship Program is a highly competitive and uniquely progressive program,…

DAN Launches Spring Fundraising Campaign

The organization seeks donations to support future dive safety researchers.

Durham, NC (May 30) – DAN is dedicating its spring campaign to raising funds in support of the next generation of dive safety leaders.    
Celebrating its 100th research intern in 2018, the DAN Research Internship Program provides education and experiences that encourage young people to take up careers in dive-related fields and scientific endeavors while supporting DAN’s research…

Time to Make a Difference in a Diver’s Life

Nominations Open for the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award
Durham, NC (06 December 2017) – DAN is calling for nominations for the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award. Nominations open today, 6 December, and close 31 December.
“DAN’s mission is to help divers who need emergency medical assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and services,” said Bill Ziefle, President and CEO of…

Happy Holidays from your friends at DAN

Our office will be briefly closed for the December holidays.  From December 22nd  at 3:00 PM EST to January 2nd  at 8:30 AM EST, non-emergent DAN staff will be out of the office. Team members will be on call to address urgent membership and insurance requests and orders will be fulfilled once the office reopens. As always, if you are experiencing symptoms following a dive, please call 911, and then contact the 24/7 DAN Emergency Hotline  +1-919-684-9111. Happy…

DAN Introduces New Travel Insurance Plans

New Trip and Annual Plans Give Divers and Travelers the Opportunity to Travel Smarter

Divers Alert Network, the leader in dive safety, has introduced two new travel insurance plans to the scuba diving and travel communities. Based on DAN’s 30+ years of emergency travel assistance experience, these plans have been redesigned and offer enhanced levels of coverage to provide protection for unforeseen travel events. The introduction of these plans marks DAN’s return to the travel insurance business after a brief a hiatus…

DAN Publishes Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings

Promoting Rebreather Safety for Professional and Recreational Divers

Divers Alert Network has published the Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings in both print and electronic format that originated from the Rebreather Forum meeting held May 18-20, 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Two years in the planning and two years in the writing, the 324-page rebreather publication showcases state-of-the-art and science of rebreather diving through the experience and knowledge of some of the world’s leading specialists…

DAN Appoints Dr. Petar Denoble Vice President of Mission

Denoble selected to oversee DAN’s Medical, Research and Training Departments

Durham, NC – Divers Alert Network has appointed Dr. Petar Denoble to Vice President, Mission. In this new role, Dr. Denoble oversees DAN’s Research, Medical and Training departments, responsible for sustaining and enriching DAN’s Mission of keeping divers safe.

Dr. Denoble has been with Divers Alert Network for more than twenty years and previously held the positions of Research Director, Senior Director of Research and…

HPL Enlists DAN’s Support

HPL chambers join DAN’s Recompression Chamber Network to enhance care

George Town, Grand Cayman (February 4, 2015) — Hyperbaric Partners, Ltd. (HPL) announced today that it has finalized an arrangement with Divers Alert Network (DAN) for the medical oversight and facilities management of the HPL network of hyperbaric chambers in the South Pacific and Caribbean. HPL was formed in 2010 to build, own and operate hyperbaric chambers and related medical facilities in dive destinations around the world. …

What causes incidents during lobster season?

Lobster season is an annual event that runs from August and October through March in Florida and California, respectively. Unfortunately, each season is marked by unexpected fatalities and the causes are not always clear. It appears that more deaths seem to occur closer to the beginning of the season, particularly during Florida’s mini season, potentially due to the greater activity as divers rush to get started. This, combined with the competitive culture resulting from restricted bag limits, could be encouraging a culture not focused on…