Announcements

DAN Launches Spring Fundraising Campaign

The organization seeks donations to support future dive safety researchers. Durham, NC (May 30) – DAN is...

May 30 2018

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...

May 18 2018

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...

February 28 2018

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...

January 10 2018

Divers Alert Network Honors Lee Selisky

Industry Pioneer Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award Durham, NC (20 December 2017)...

December 22 2017

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...

December 14 2017

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...

December 15 2017

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 ...

February 14 2018

Call for Applications: DAN is Looking for a Future Dive Safety Educator

Durham, North Carolina – 13 November 2017 – DAN is launching its new internship program aimed at certified divers...

November 13 2017

Travel Confidently with Enhanced DAN Travel Insurance

Durham, NC – 24 October 2017 – Scuba diving gives travelers the opportunity to explore new destinations more fully, and in ways...

October 31 2017

DAN Calls for R.W. Hamilton Grant Applications

Durham, NC (12 October 2017) – Applications are now open for the 2018 Divers Alert Network (DAN)/R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Dive...

October 17 2017

DAN Champions Dive Operators and Professionals at 2017 DEMA Show

Durham, North Carolina – 4 October 2017 – Along with the many perks of being a dive professional – including...

October 3 2017

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...

September 12 2017

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...

August 30 2017

Divers Alert Network Supports Safety in Saba

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA – 16 August 2017 – In pursuit of pristine reefs and untouched dive sites, many scuba divers...

August 15 2017

DAN Mourns Loss of Family Member

It is with a heavy heart that the DAN family announces the passing of Sergio Viegas, Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of DAN ...

July 24 2017

Dr. Petar Denoble Receives UHMS Excellence in Diving Award

Durham, NC (July 12, 2017) –The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), has awarded Dr. Petar Denoble, Vice...

July 12 2017

DAN Announces U.S. Coast Guard Approval for DFA Pro Course

Durham, NC (June 28, 2017) -  Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce the United...

June 27 2017

DAN Affiliate Hyperbaric Chamber Saves Navy Pilot

Durham, NC (June 7th, 2017) – As the chamber’s patient care and outreach efforts continue, Divers Alert...

June 20 2017

DAN Extends Non-Emergency Medical Support Hours

Durham, NC (May 17, 2017) -- Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce that the hours of the...

June 15 2017

DAN RRG Announces its Professional Liability Program

Durham, NC (June 14, 2017) –DAN Risk Retention Group (DAN RRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Divers Alert...

June 15 2017

DAN Holds Academy of Dive Medicine in Chile

Durham, NC (March 22, 2017) -  Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce the...

March 23 2017

DAN Announces the 2017 Recipient of the R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Memorial Dive Medicine Research Grant

Durham, NC (March 6, 2017) – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce Dr. Virginie ...

March 8 2017

When to Seek Medical Help for Ear Pain

What’s the most common diving-related injury? If you guessed decompression illness - guess again. Ear injuries...

March 6 2017

DAN Researchers Publish Study on Safety of Nitrox Use

Durham, NC (February 22, 2017) – Researchers at Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) in Durham, North Carolina have been ...

February 27 2017

A Duty to Act

Dive professionals work in an environment with a unique set of hazards, and have a duty to respond to incidents and injuries caused by these...

February 21 2017

Michael Emmerman Receives Prestigious DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Durham, NC (February 15, 2017) –For decades, Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Rolex have collaborated to award one of the ...

February 14 2017

DAN, PFI Announce Educational Alliance to Improve Safety

Durham, NC (January 25, 2017) - Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) and Performance Freediving...

January 25 2017

Pre-trip Precautions and You: Safe Travel Preparations

Planning a trip to a distant dive destination can be daunting. After you’ve dealt with the endless minutia of logistics, you need to educate...

January 13 2017

Make Safety Your New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s inevitably comes with resolutions. Resolutions to improve fitness, to dive unique locations, to take more advanced classes, or to ...

January 13 2017

Divers Alert Network to Dedicate Year-End Charitable Contributions to First-Aid Programs

Durham, NC (December 7, 2016) – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has...

December 7 2016

Points Expire in December

For those who may have been awarded points through the Referral Rewards program for promoting DAN membership and trip insurance, please check...

December 6 2016

Nominations Open for 2017 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

To Recognize Outstanding Performance and Contribution to Dive Safety Durham, NC (November 8, 2016) – For...

November 23 2016

DAN Develops EO2 Matching Grant

Durham, NC (November 17, 2016) – Divers Alert Network® has developed the EO2 Matching Grant in support of its efforts...

November 17 2016

DAN Releases 2016 Annual Diving Report

Durham, NC (November 15, 2016) -- Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) announces the release of the 2016 edition...

November 15 2016

DAN Introduces New Prepared Diver Program

Durham, NC (November 14, 2016) -- As part of its ongoing efforts to make every dive incident- and injury-free, Divers Alert...

November 14 2016

DAN Develops New Resources for Diabetes Awareness

Durham, NC (November 10, 2016) – Divers Alert Network®, the leader in dive safety, is honoring National...

November 10 2016

DAN Introduces New Professional Membership Program

Durham, NC (November 1, 2016) -- Divers Alert Network® (DAN®), the leader in dive safety, is excited to announce the launch of...

November 1 2016

DAN Offers Liability Insurance for Dive Professionals

Durham, NC (October 25, 2016) -- Diver’s Alert Network® (DAN) announces the addition of new insurance plans for dive...

October 27 2016

Ohio is the Latest State to Offer DAN’s New Guardian Plan

Durham, NC (October 20, 2016) -- Divers Alert Network®, the leader in dive safety, is pleased to announce the...

October 20 2016

DAN Appoints Simon Morgan as Vice President of Information Technology

Durham, NC (October 12, 2016) – Divers Alert Network®, the leader in dive safety, is pleased to announce...

October 13 2016

DAN Releases PFO and Diving Workshop Proceedings

Durham, NC (September 28, 2016) -- To raise awareness about subjects pertinent to divers, Divers Alert Network released the workshop proceedings...

September 27 2016

DAN Appoints Francois Burman as Director of Diving and Hyperbaric Safety

Durham, NC (September 13, 2016) – Divers Alert Network®, the leader in dive safety, is pleased to announce the appointment of...

September 13 2016

DAN Contributes Funds for Chamber Repair in Cozumel

In support of its mission, Divers Alert Network® donated funds and support toward the renovation of the hyperbaric chamber at the General...

August 25 2016

DAN Announces 2016 Research Internship Program Participants

Durham, NC (April 1, 2016) -- Divers Alert Network® is pleased to announce Jocelyn Joseph and Tara Narowski as this...

August 25 2016

DAN Launches First Academy of Dive Medicine

Divers Alert Network conducted the first DAN Academy of Dive Medicine at the Navy Base A.R.C. Bolívar in Cartagena de Indias, ...

August 25 2016

DAN Presents Medical Examination of Diving Fatalities Proceedings

Divers Alert Network® (DAN), the leader in dive safety, is pleased to announce the posting of proceedings from the...

August 25 2016

DAN Delivers Series of Presentations for Florida Lobster Mini-Season

Durham, NC (July 07, 2016) –Pursuant to its mission, Divers Alert Network® (DAN) will offer a series of presentations...

July 12 2016

DAN President Bill Ziefle Named Diver of the Year

Durham, NC (March, 2016) – Beneath the Sea has announced that Divers Alert Network® President and CEO Bill Ziefle has...

April 7 2016

Leap in and Celebrate American Heart Month

For some dive centers and instructors, February can be a slow month. This time of year is ideal to catch up on tasks and prepare for the...

February 22 2016

Kirk Krack Receives Prestigious DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Durham, NC (February 3, 2016) – For decades, Divers Alert Network and Rolex...

March 18 2016

DAN and NAUI Announce Alliance to Extend Reach of Dive Safety Programs

Durham, NC (November 4, 2015) – Durham, NC (November 4, 2015) – With a commitment to dive safety through education,...

November 9 2015

Lifetime Certification and Provider Awards

Lifetime Certification and Provider Awards Certification achievements recognitions were recently sent out. Congratulations to the...

July 20 2015

Latest DAN Study Quantifies The Risks Of Mini Lobster Season Diving

Durham, NC (July 8th, 2015) – Mini-season, also known as “sport-season,” is an annual event that attracts thousands of divers...

July 9 2015

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...

July 2 2015

DAN Creates Dr. R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Memorial Research Scholarship

Funding supports important dive research projects in honor of prominent underwater researcher Durham, NC (April 1,...

May 28 2015

Coast Guard Approves First Aid and CPR course

The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is now officially approved by the US Coast Guard as meeting the CPR and first aid...

May 27 2015

DAN Names Dr. Peter Buzzacott as Director, Injury Monitoring and Prevention

Durham, NC (April 22, 2015) – Divers Alert Network has appointed Peter Buzzacott, PhD., to the position of Director, Injury...

May 28 2015

Dr. Simon Mitchell Receives Prestigious 2015 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Durham, NC (March 11, 2015) — For the past 25 years, Divers Alert Network and...

March 31 2015

HPL Enlists DAN’s Support

HPL chambers join DAN’s Recompression Chamber Network to enhance care George Town, Grand Cayman (February 4, 2015)...

February 14 2018

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...

February 4 2015

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...

August 21 2014

DAN Publishes Rebreather Forum 3 Proceedings

Promoting Rebreather Safety for Professional and Recreational Divers Divers Alert Network has published the Rebreather Forum 3...

June 25 2014

DAN Donates Oxygen Unit To World Record Diver, Leobardo Morales

Morales And Team Named As Oxygen Grant Program’s Newest Recipient Through its Oxygen Grant Program, Divers Alert Network...

April 28 2014

DAN Japan’s Dr. Yoshihiro Mano Passes But His Legacy Lives On

Yoshihiro’s Achievements In Dive Medicine Make Diving Safer For Generations To Come Dr. Yoshihiro Mano, M.D, Ph.D., long-time...

February 25 2014

Dr. Richard Vann Earns Prestigious NOGI Award From The Academy Of Underwater Arts And Sciences

Vann’s work and lifetime dedication to dive science earns him a place alongside industry icons Dr. Richard Vann of Divers Alert...

January 21 2014

DAN Donates Oxygen Units To Deserving Partners Through Grant Program

Bill Hannigan and Stewart Snyder Selected As Program’s Newest Recipients Durham, NC...

January 3 2014

Nominations Open For 2014 DAN/Rolex Diver of The Year Award

Award To Recognize Outstanding Performance And Contribution To Dive Safety For the past 25 years,...

January 3 2014

Costamed Hospital Cozumel Inaugurates Hyperbaric Chamber Center

A Preferred Provider of DAN’s Recompression Chamber Network The Costamed Medical Group opened its new COSTAMED HYPERBARIC...

November 19 2013

Nominations Open for the 2013 DAN Member's Choice Awards

Divers Alert Network is looking for a few good dive professionals – and you can help! As part of the organization’s Member’s Choice Awards, you...

August 28 2013

Free DAN Resources Available Divers

Extensive collection of safety presentations another way for DAN to give back to the diving community Divers Alert Network...

June 21 2013

Barry Shuster Joins DAN’s Institutional Review Board

IRB ensures DAN studies and research meet federal research standards and regulations Divers Alert Network announced that...

June 12 2013

Virginia Parker Named Vice President of Development for Divers Alert Network

Divers Alert Network (DAN) has announced that Virginia Parker is the new Vice President of Development. Her work will focus on increasing the...

April 15 2013

Divers Alert Network Presents Newly Revised Programs at Beneath the Sea Show

Popular DAN programs provide effective ways for divers to increase their safety skills and knowledge This weekend’s Beneath the...

April 15 2013

Frank Chapman Chosen to Receive 2013 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Annual honor recognizes outstanding contributions to dive industry Divers Alert Network has announced the 2013 DAN/Rolex...

March 11 2013

Stephen Frink named Beneath the Sea’s DIVER OF THE YEAR

Well-known industry icon to join impressive list of industry figures March 23 during Beneath the Sea Show in New Jersey ...

March 27 2013

Divers Alert Network Announces Retirement of Dan Orr

Popular industry figure moves into new role. Divers Alert Network (DAN) announced today that well-known DAN...

March 27 2013

Nominations now open for 2013 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award

The DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award is easily one of the most prestigious awards given out in the dive industry. This award recognizes an...

February 19 2013

New Emergency Evacuation Plan Announced By Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet

Guests diving Cocos Island onboard the Okeanos Aggressor and Wind Dancer yachts can rest easy knowing that in the unlikely event of a medical...

March 27 2013

DAN Reaches Out in Support of Aquarius Reef Base

Unique, one-of-a-kind facility in the Florida Keys needs help to survive Continuing in our mission to further scuba diving...

March 27 2013

2012 DAN Awards

Criteria for the five awards to be presented to dive professionals DAN will present the second annual DAN Awards at the DEMA...

August 31 2012

Divers Alert Network Announces New Group Travel Insurance Program

DAN breaks ground with a new way to protect traveling divers Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) today...

August 14 2012

DAN Tags Update

Divers Alert Network (DAN) has ended its contract with Palancar Industries, the former makers of DAN Tags. Palancar is not affiliated with DAN and...

July 9 2012

Dan Orr and Richard Rutkowski Honored with DEMA’S 2012 Reaching Out Award

The Dive industry will come together on November 16, 2012, to celebrate the exceptional careers of Dan Orr and Richard “Dick” Rutkowski,...

June 28 2012

Divers Alert Network Names Rachelle Deal Vice President of Marketing

Industry veteran brings a wealth of diverse experience to this key position Divers Alert Network®...

June 28 2012

Become a Diving Emergency Specialist

This Year’s Certification Features Redesigned DAN Education Materials The completion of the DAN June 22 2012

DAN Celebrates June as Dive Safety Month

Planned activities to encourage dive safety awareness Divers Alert Network® (DAN®)...

May 30 2012

Registration for 72nd DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course Is Now Open

Continuing Medical Education Course to be Hosted in Bonaire It’s time to start making plans to attend DAN’s...

May 23 2012

Alert Diver Now Available on Android

Digital Subscription to iPad and Android Versions Included with Membership The wait is over: DAN’s Alert...

May 16 2012

What is Rebreather Forum 3 All About?

DAN’s Dr. Neal Pollock Explains From May 18-20, 2012, experts from around the world are gathering in...

May 3 2012

May is DAN Member Month

In Preparation of Dive Safety Month, DAN Celebrates the Members Who Help Make It Happen Every day at Divers...

May 1 2012

Scuba Divers Gather to Engage with DAN Experts

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

April 26 2012

DAN Continues Its Mission of Expanding Educational Opportunities for Medical Professionals

Registration is Open for August Science of Wound Care, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Conference DAN...

April 18 2012

DAN Education Adds More Online Update Sessions for Instructors

DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers Must Complete Update by June 30 As the release of the revised DAN...

April 11 2012

Live DAN Chats to Debut on Facebook April 11

New Initiative Invites Divers to Discuss Popular Topics with DAN Staff Divers are well aware of the...

April 3 2012

How Good Is Your Emergency Action Plan?

Newest Addition to DAN Video Lecture Series Helps Divers Prepare for the Unforeseen With summer fast...

April 4 2012

Dr. Alex Brylske Wins 2012 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Industry Legend and Dive Safety Advocate to be Honored March 24 The presentation of the annual DAN/Rolex...

March 27 2012

Filmmakers Invite DAN to Appear at D.C. Film Festival

“My Village, My Lobster” Screening Will Include Q&A with DAN The value of DAN research and information resources will be on...

March 14 2012

International Panel of Speakers to Appear at Rebreather Forum 3

Conference Features Leading Experts in Several Areas of Rebreather Technology From May 18-20, 2012, experts...

March 7 2012

DAN Works to Educate Doctors Helping Divers

71st DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course Continues Tradition of Training Medical Community in Diving...

February 28 2012

Join DAN for a New Round of Real-Time Webinars

Interactive Seminars are Available to All Divers at No Cost DAN’s popular program of free interactive...

February 22 2012

New DAN Education Programs to Debut at 2012 Dive Shows

Programs Part of Expanded Continuing Education Opportunities Divers Alert Network®...

February 22 2012

Registration Open for Rebreather Forum 3

Conference Aims to Examine State of Recreational Rebreather Diving Rebreathers represent some of the...

February 15 2012

DAN Expands Per-Trip Insurance Offerings

Travelers Can Choose from Three Customizable Levels of Protection For more than 30 years divers have known the...

February 15 2012

New DAN Video Examines Dive Accident Management

“Dive Accident Management” is Third Installment of DAN Online Video Lecture Series Since its debut in 2011,...

February 15 2012

DAN Donates Ten Gas Analyzers in Cozumel

Initiative Will Help Protect Against Carbon Monoxide Poisoning December 14 2011

Nominations Open for the 2012 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Annual Award Honors Divers Who Make Significant Contributions to Dive Safety Everyone has the ability to make...

December 6 2011

DAN MasterCard No Longer Benefits DAN

DAN Ends Agreements with Bank of America and MBNA Since 2002 Divers Alert Network®...

December 6 2011

Alert Diver Now Available for the iPad

Digital Subscription Automatically Included with DAN Membership DAN’s Alert Diver magazine has once...

December 5 2011

Only One Week Left to Submit Your Photos to the 2012 Ocean Views Photo Contest

Winners Published in Alert Diver and Nature’s Best Photography Magazines Only one week...

November 23 2011

Give the Gift of Sponsorship this Holiday

Sponsor the DAN Emergency Hotline This holiday season, give a gift that will truly change a life — the gift of...

November 22 2011

DAN Adds New Presentation to Online Video Lecture Series

Dan Orr’s Popular Fatalities Lecture Will Now Benefit All DAN Members Earlier this year, Divers Alert...

November 15 2011

DAN Launches Fundraising Effort to Prevent Diver Strandings

Diver ID System Available at No Charge to Industry Partners; Get Yours at DEMA! Divers Alert...

October 28 2011

DAN Business Membership to Unveil Expanded Program at DEMA

New Industry Partner Program Offers New and Improved Opportunities for Participating Dive Businesses As of...

October 18 2011

DAN Diving Fatalities Workshop Proceedings Now Available

Proceedings Available to All Divers Free of Charge Divers interested in exploring the causes of diving fatalities...

October 11 2011

DAN Business Membership to Present First-Ever DAN Business Seminar at DEMA

Presentation Designed to Educate and Maximize Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) always has a great...

October 5 2011

Preregister for DAN Education Programs at DEMA

Registration Required for All DAN Education Courses, Even Free Updates DEMA Show 2011 is approaching quickly, so if...

October 3 2011

Dr. Sylvia Earle and Michael Lang Join DAN Board of Directors

Noted Industry Leaders Selected to Fill Vacated Seats DAN’s continuing mission is to help divers in need of emergency...

September 21 2011

Schedule of DAN Seminars and Education Programs at DEMA Now Available

Preregistration highly recommended for fast-filling Education programs The full schedules for both September 21 2011

How DAN Benefits Can Help During Hurricane Season

As hurricane season hits its stride, DAN receives lots of questions from travelers wondering what benefits and insurance options are available to...

September 16 2011

DES Quest is Under Way

Continue Your Education and Achieve This Special Recognition The completion of DAN® Education’s...

September 13 2011

Remembering 9/11

Like so many around the nation and the world, we at DAN find ourselves in a state of reflection as we approach the 10th anniversary of a day that...

September 9 2011

DAN Announces 2012 DMT Course Dates

Register Early; Courses Expected to Fill Fast Divers Alert Network® (DAN®)has announced...

August 23 2011

Still Time to Register for 70th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Take Advantage of Early Registration Course Rate for Oct. 22-29 Course Space is still available for the August 17 2011

DAN Adds Video Lecture Series to Online Education Lineup

New Member Benefit Gives Divers One More Way to Continue Learning Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has added an...

August 10 2011

Take a Trip with DAN

Two Upcoming Adventures Offer Divers the Chance to Travel with and Benefit DAN What if you could travel to exotic locations, dive...

August 10 2011

DES Quest Set to Start Again Next Month — Are You Ready?

DAN Recognition Program Encourages Divers to Continue Education The completion of DAN® Education’s popular August 10 2011

DAN Reminds Divers to Keep Safety a Priority During Special Events

Revive Your Dive 2011 a Great Example of Building Safety into Special Events Whether it’s the upcoming lobster mini-season, a...

July 19 2011

Are You Utilizing DAN Resources to Plan Your Travel Offerings?

Worldcue Planner and DAN Trip Insurance Help You Plan and Protect As you finalize the trips your business will offer this summer,...

July 18 2011

DAN and DEMA Team Up to Promote Diver Safety

New PSA on Dive Flag Awareness Designed to Improve Interactions Between Boaters and Divers Divers Alert Network®...

July 13 2011

DAN Ends Agreement with Bank of America Credit Card Program

DAN Mastercard No Longer Benefits DAN On June 30, 2011, the agreement between Divers Alert Network® (DAN®)...

July 13 2011

Are You Utilizing DAN Resources to Plan Your Travel?

Worldcue Planner and DAN Trip Insurance Help You Plan and Protect As you finalize your travel plans for the summer, are you...

June 22 2011

Submit Your Photos to the 2012 Ocean Views Photo Contest

Winners Published in Alert Diver and Nature’s Best Photography Magazines Since 2010, Alert Diver and...

June 16 2011

DAN Releases 2010 Progress Report

Report Details Promises Kept in 2010 and Plans for 2011 In October 2010, Divers Alert Network® (DAN®)...

June 6 2011

2011 DAN Appeal is Under Way

DAN Supports All Divers — Do You Support DAN? It’s easy to believe that one person’s contributions can’t make a difference. But...

June 1 2011

2011 DAN Internship Class is Under Way

Program Offers Three Interns the Opportunity to Participate in DAN Research DAN research internships have opened professional...

May 25 2011

DAN Development Initiative Supports Fundraising

New Program Provides Support to All Fundraising Efforts Made on Behalf of DAN In an effort to reciprocate the support shown...

May 11 2011

DAN Continues to Expand Outreach

Personal and Virtual Appearances Bring Dive Safety Messages to Divers Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has...

May 20 2011

DAN Diving Emergency Specialist Program to be Streamlined

DAN Recognition Program Encourages Divers to Continue Education The completion of DAN® Education’s popular April 19 2011

DAN Education Hits the Road to Bring Training to You

Additional Opportunities for Instructor Trainers Mean More Chances for All Divers to Learn DAN® Education is on the...

April 14 2011

DAN Launches New Online Store

New Features Include Member Pricing for All Types of Membership Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) found yet...

April 5 2011

DAN Announces New Standards for Becoming a DAN Instructor Trainer

Expanded Eligibility Supports Mission to Improve Dive Safety DAN® Education has opened opportunities to become a DAN...

March 30 2011

Tom Neuman Wins 2011 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Doctor’s Contributions to Dive Medicine Span a Lifetime Among the many highlights of the Beneath the Sea dive show, the...

March 22 2011

Philip Mintz Named Chairman of DAN Holdings Board of Directors

New Chairman Has Long History in Sports Industry The board of directors for DAN Holdings, the for-profit subsidiary of Divers...

March 15 2011

Spring Forward: 10 Things to Do Before Your Next Dive

DAN offers tips to get you ready for the water This Sunday, March 13, is the start of daylight saving time, so when you’re done...

March 8 2011

DAN Launches New Case-Management System

Enhancements Increase Diver Safety Through Improved Communication and Information Sharing When divers call DAN® in an...

March 1 2011

Are You Making the Most of Your DAN Online Resources?

DAN Members Have Access to Updates, Seminars, Discounts and More Every member of DAN knows about the 24-hour DAN Emergency...

February 22 2011

Are You Taking Advantage of DAN CME Opportunities?

Spaces Still Available for the 69th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course If you are a diver with an interest in diving...

February 15 2011

Do You Want DAN at Your Next Dive Club Meeting?

Take Advantage of Real-Time Webinars DAN’s outreach program of offering free interactive webinars was launched in 2010 as a way...

February 9 2011

DAN Debuts the “Virtual Medic” at DC Dive Show

DAN Will Have Medic – Virtual or Live – at Every Show It Attends Have you ever wanted to talk to a DAN medic as you wandered...

February 2 2011

DAN Kicks Off Its 2011 Show Season

DAN Encourages Participation to Take Advantage of Unique Opportunities The 2011 dive show season gets under way this weekend, and...

January 26 2011

DAN Announces Partnership with the Wilderness Medical Society

Organizations will work together on Continuing Medical Education courses Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is...

January 18 2011

Only Days Remain Until Application and Nomination Deadlines

Deadline for DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year and the DAN Internship Program is Jan. 15 Only days remain to submit a nomination for...

January 12 2011

April DAN DMT Course is Full

Spots Still Available for September and Continuing Education Courses The April offering of the popular DAN® January 5 2011

DAN Announces New Chief Executive Officers for DAN, Inc., and DAN Holdings

New Leadership Additions to Organization Take Strengths to New Heights As DAN moves toward the start of a new year, it is with...

January 5 2011

DAN Now Accepting Applications for 2011 Research Internship Program

Program Offers Opportunities in DAN Dive Medicine and Research Divers Alert Network® has encouraged young minds...

November 17 2010

Submit Your Photos to the 2011 Ocean Views Photo Contest

Winners Published in Alert Diver and Nature’s Best Photography Magazines If you enjoy underwater photography, you...

November 5 2010

Statement on New Guidelines for DAN Instructors

DAN Education comments on New ILCOR Guidelines for CPR and First Aid Last week, the International Liaison Committee on...

November 4 2010

Nominations Now Open for the 2011 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Annual Award Honors Divers Who Make Contributions to Dive Safety Do you know a diver who has gone above and beyond the call in...

November 3 2010

Don’t Forget to Register for DAN Education Programs at DEMA

Preregistration Required for All DAN Education Courses, Even Free Updates DEMA Show 2010 is only few weeks away, and spots are...

October 27 2010

Fundraisers Are a Great Way to Support DAN

Now is the Perfect Time of Year for a Cause-Related Event DAN® is what it is today because of the collective power of...

October 26 2010

Get Big Savings on DAN First Aid Kits

Take Advantage of this Pre-DEMA Promotion! It’s safety season at DAN! Save now on three of DAN’s most popular first aid kits: the...

October 21 2010

DAN Releases 2009-2010 Progress Report

Report Details DAN Contributions and Future Plans For 30 years, Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has served as...

October 19 2010

DAN Project on Harvesting Divers Gets Spotlight from National Geographic

Blog Posting Introduces Readers to Plight of Life-Risking Divers Earlier this year, staff members from the Divers Alert...

October 4 2010

DAN Announces October Schedule of Free Webinars

Topics Include DCI and a How-To DAN’s new outreach program of offering free interactive webinars to anyone who wants...

October 4 2010

DAN Announces 2011 DMT Course Dates

Register Early; Courses Expected to Fill Fast Divers Alert Network® has announced the 2011 course dates for both its...

September 22 2010

DES Quest Hits the Halfway Point

DAN’s Popular Recognition Program Runs Through Dec. 31, 2010 As the summer winds down, DES Quest, the annual celebration of...

September 15 2010

DAN Fatalities Workshop Presentations Now Available Online

Conference Slides and Presentation Videos Can Be Downloaded for Free For those unable to attend the DAN® Diving...

August 24 2010

DAN Announces Partnership with the University of Pennsylvania

New Affiliation Another Building Block of DAN’s Multicenter Approach Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has once...

August 11 2010

Hands-Only CPR Statement from DAN Education

The American Heart Association recently released a position statement, intended to clarify cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for lay...

July 29 2010

DAN Announces Initiatives to Expand Alert Diver’s Reach

Outreach Plan Includes Academic Libraries and Global Reference Database Service In an ongoing effort to expand its reach to the...

July 28 2010

DAN Offers Some Thoughts on Oil Spill

Divers are Encouraged to Find the Truth Among the Hype With all of the information circulating about the oil spill in the Gulf of...

June 21 2010

DAN Reminds You to Update Your Emergency Info

DAN Emergency Hotline Number is now +1-919-684-9111 As divers gear up for the official start of the dive season this weekend,...

May 25 2010

Share Your Story with Alert Diver

DAN Invites Divers to Share Stories with Other Divers As divers enjoy the Spring 2010 issue of Alert Diver, the creators...

May 18 2010

Product Recalls

WRK Enterprises Recalls Edge and HOG Buoyancy Control Devices Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, have announced a voluntary recall of the...

May 13 2011

Sea Elite Systems Recalls Buoyancy Control Devices Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the...

May 13 2011

Ocean Technology Systems Recalls Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the...

March 23 2011

EDGE Dive Gear Announces Product Recall

EDGE Dive Gear, selling scuba products under the brands EDGE and HOG (Highly Optimized Gear) has received an EDGE Freedom buoyancy compensator...

October 21 2010

Aqua Lung America Recalls Apeks WTX Power Inflators Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, have announced a voluntary recall of the...

July 1 2010

SeaCure Issues a Recall of the Sport Custom Mouthpiece

SeaCure has discovered a quality issue on the SeaCure Sport custom mouthpiece. An investigation has revealed a sizing problem with certain Sport...

May 4 2010

Ocean Management Systems Recalls BCDs Due to Drowning Hazard

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 791-0315 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation...

April 29 2010

Mares Recalls Dive Computers Due to Drowning Hazard

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 874-3236 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health...

April 15 2010

Tabata USA Recalls Scuba Regulators Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Tabata USA (TUSA), have announced a voluntary recall of the following products....

April 14 2010

TUSA Announces RS-670 Scuba Regulator Safety Recall

TUSA has announced a safety recall on its RS-670 regulator distributed or sold from May 2009 through September 2009 with retail price of $449. ...

January 26 2010

Scuba Regulators Recalled by Cressi Due to Risk of Drowning

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the...

January 4 2010

Diving Equipment Recalled by Dive Rite Due to Drowning Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Dive Rite, has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product....

January 4 2010

InterMed Recalls Oxygen Cylinder Post Valves

InterMed Gas Products, a supplier to Divers Alert Network, has initiated a product recall for medical valves. Some of these valves were supplied to...

November 10 2009

SI Tech Recalls Diving Suit Hoses Due To Drowning Hazard; One Death Reported

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 348-3529 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The U.S. Consumer...

October 15 2009

Guardian Full-Face Diving Masks Recalled by Ocean Technology Due to Visor Separation Hazard

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 270-1984 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact:...

October 7 2009

Diving Equipment Recalled by Halcyon Manufacturing Due to Drowning Hazard

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 425-2966 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The U.S. Consumer...

October 27 2009

Mares Diving Issues Urgent Safety Notice Involving Nemo Air Computer

Mares Diving issued the following announcement Aug. 11: Please be informed that we have discovered a quality issue on the O-ring...

August 21 2009

Diving Wings With Defective Inner Bladders Recalled by Poseidon Due to Drowning Hazard

Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 673-4366 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The U.S. Consumer...

June 24 2009

Si Tech Drysuit Inflation Hose Subject To Recall

Si Tech, the manufacturer of drysuit inflation hoses supplied to Mobby's, the producer of Mares drysuits, has announced a recall of their...

April 27 2009

Final Respects

World-Renowned Photographer and Cinematographer Wes Skiles Dies

DAN Joins the Dive Industry in Mourning His Loss The dive industry lost one of its best on July 21, 2010, when photographer and...

July 28 2010

Dive Industry Loses a Stalwart Supporter, Harry Shanks

Harry Shanks, an exemplary contributor and indefatigable supporter of scuba diving, died March 9, 2009, following a long bout with cancer. ...

March 18 2009

St. Eustatius Says Goodbye to Island Historian Josser Daniel

On March 3, 2009, St. Eustatius (Statia) lost legendary island historian and tour guide Josser Daniel. Everyone who had the privilege of hearing his...

March 16 2009

Robert Milton “Frogfoot” Weller Dies

Weller’s Cove, Lake Worth, FL. — Ex-frogman Robert Milton “Frogfoot” Weller died Monday, Oct. 13, after a long struggle with failed kidneys and...

October 24 2008

N.C. Diving Icon George Purifoy Dies

George Purifoy, an icon and pioneer of N.C. and East Coast wreck diving and a DAN mainstay, died Sept. 14 on his dive charter. He was 63. ...

October 7 2008

Diving Legend Frances “Fran” Garr Dies June 9

Diving legend Frances “Fran” Garr died June 9 at the Lillian Booth Actors Home in Englewood, N.J. Garr was an inaugural member of the Women Divers...

August 29 2008

Beloved Industry Photographer Morton Pechter Dies

The dive industry collectively mourns the passing of Morton H. Pechter, a much-loved and respected icon to divers and industry members worldwide....

July 15 2008

Biochemist Rimmon C. Fay Dies in January

Rimmon C. Fay, Ph.D., a biochemist and staunch environmentalist, died on Jan. 1, 2008 of a heart attack. He was 79. After Fay learned to...

February 5 2008

DAN Member Dies in Lightning Storm

Stephen Wilson, a 36-year old DAN Member from Deerfield Beach, Fla., was electrocuted Sunday, July 22, when lightning struck his air tank as he...

October 16 2007

Noted Marine Photographer James Watt Dies

Noted dive photographer and DAN Member James Watt died of cancer on July 19 in Hawaii. He was 56. Dan Orr, DAN President and CEO, praised Watt, his...

August 13 2007

Annual Internship Recalls Frank J. Scalli . . .

. . . and His Contributions to the Dive Industry By Dan Leigh In the 1950s, as diving took off as a sport, dive clubs...

September 15 2008

Wallace Jenkins, Friend of DAN and Diving, Dies

Longtime DAN Member and legend in the diving world, Wallace Taylor Jenkins, died June 14, 2007, from acute leukemia. Well-known in the diving...

July 26 2007

Donor Ron Bangasser, M.D., Dies

Dr. Ron Bangasser, a physician known locally and nationally for his compassion for patients and his zeal to improve the quality of health care, died...

July 26 2007

Friends Remember Jim Engel…

Jim Engel, owner and operator of Utila Resort Lodge off the north coast of Honduras, died April 28, 2007. He was 47. “My fondest...

July 26 2007

Utila Resort Loses Jim Engel

Jim Engel, owner and operator of Utila Resort Lodge off the north coast of Honduras, died April 28, 2007. He was 47. A native of North Dakota,...

July 26 2007

Dr. Joseph Bauer Dies at 76

Physician, Dive Historian and Co-Founder of History of Diving Museum Succumbs to Illness The dive industry lost a stellar citizen in...

July 26 2007

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Dies in Rare Accident

Famed wildlife expert Steve Irwin died on Monday, Sept. 4, as a result of an injury he sustained while snorkeling at Batt reef off the coast of...

July 26 2007

The Tragic Death of Steve Irwin

By Paul S. Auerbach, M.D. We are all saddened by the untimely death of naturalist and television personality Steve Irwin, who was killed...

April 20 2009

DAN Awards

Dr. Simon Mitchell Receives Prestigious 2015 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award

Durham, NC (March 11, 2015) — For the past 25 years, Divers Alert Network and...

March 11 2015

Industry News

AUAS Announces 2009 NOGI Recipients

The Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences has announced the names of the four 2009 recipients of its prestigious NOGI Award. They are: Michele...

April 8 2010

New Reef Ambassador Specialty Certification

Through an exclusive Aggressor Fleet liveaboard program, divers can learn about our diverse coral reef ecosystems, support future research and earn a...

February 10 2010