Before You Travel

If you are planning a dive trip, let DAN help you prepare. As a DAN Member you automatically have access to several excellent travel-related benefits.
  • DAN TravelAssist® provides up to $100,000 of medical evacuation assistance coverage as well as a multitude of additional traveling benefits. TravelAssist is available to you for both diving and nondiving injuries.

  • DAN Members receive an annual subscription to Worldcue® Planner Real-Time Travel Intelligence® Resource. Simply enter your destination, and access all the current information you'll need, including tips, advisories, helpful hints and general information.

  • The DAN Dive and Travel Medical Guide includes extensive coverage of dive safety and health issues and the latest information on dive travel safety.

  • Before You Leave
  • Put a copy of the DAN Dive and Travel Medical Guide with your plane tickets to take with you.

  • Call DAN to make sure your insurance coverage is adequate and current. Compare the various insurance plans to make sure you have all the coverage you need.

  • Talk to a DAN Medic if you have any questions regarding your health and travel, or your health and diving. The four most important categories of pretravel precautions are:
  • Vaccinations and immunizations
  • Malaria prophylaxis
  • Diarrhea management
  • Behavioral counseling

  • Additional Resources
    In addition to the resources and services provided by DAN, there are several excellent outside resources to provide information you'll need before you leave home.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control is a tremendous resource for travelers. The CDC maintains up-to-date travel advisories and information on every region of the world. The organization recommends all travelers follow these steps as they prepare to travel:
  • Carefully follow the information for your destination.
  • Begin the vaccinations process early.
  • Find a travel clinic for immunizations.
  • Plan ahead if you are traveling with children or have any other special needs.
  • Learn about safe food and water, diseases and other precautions.
  • Prepare for illness and injury abroad.
  • U.S. State Department
  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Transportation Security Administration
  • If you are not currently a DAN Member but would like to take advantage of our many travel benefits, join DAN today!