Scuba Divers Gather to Engage with DAN Experts

4/26/2012 2:47:07 PM

First Live Facebook Chat Proves Continuing Desire to Discuss Dive Safety; New Dates Announced

Earlier this month, Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) debuted a new way for scuba divers to engage with dive safety experts though live chats on Facebook. The first chat was an unqualified success as divers gathered to discuss the triggers of diving fatalities with DAN President Dan Orr.

“It was great,” said Orr. “From the first comment, it was a very lively experience with divers joining in from as far away as the U.K. It was a fantastic way for divers to communicate with DAN and engage with each other in real time on topics directly relevant to dive safety.”

Unlike formal presentations, the hour-long sessions are exactly what the name implies: real-time chats that allow the exchange of questions, thoughts, ideas and opinions between divers and experts at DAN. Some topics are chosen by DAN, but already several have been added to the schedule based on participant feedback and requests.

Upcoming chats include:

  • May 9: “Ears and Diving”
  • June 13: “Dive Safety Culture”
  • June 27: “Dive Accident Management”

Topic-related pre-chat resources are shared in the days preceding the discussion so participants can familiarize themselves with the topic, and those interested in taking part are also invited to share questions ahead of time.

No registration is necessary. To participate in the live chat, simply:

If you missed the first one, don’t miss any more. Become a fan, mark your calendar and join the discussion on May 9!

DAN Is Here For You.