DAN - Divers Alert Network - is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, scuba safety organizations working for the safety of all divers through education, research, and training.
Divers Alert Network Asia Pacific (DAN AP) provides worldwide emergency evacuation coverage and optional scuba injury treatment insurance services for their members.
In addition, the organization is responsible for funding and operating 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
They are a part of the International DAN Federation of Dive Safety Organizations with worldwide membership presently exceeding 300,000.
Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that their doctors and phone operators are available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident or illness.
If you sign up as a DAN AP Member, please help Private Scuba to support DAN and enter DS-0270 in the Referral Field
Why is it so important to be protected with DAN Membership and Dive Injury (treatment) Insurance?
It is all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely scuba accidents and illnesses.
It is essential that we have a reputable organization to call that will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness.
Then there is the issue of cost. The protection ensures their members will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty invoice in the event of an accident or illness.
An Example: DAN was involved in the evacuation of a paralyzed diver from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AU $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.
Being prepared means peace-of-mind. When you are covered by the experts in diver accident management you know who to call in the event of a related accident or illness.
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Please send your questions to our diving doctor for information about DAN membership, scuba safety, or dive medicine related issues.