Nominations Open:
2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year
Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to scuba diving safety this year? Help us recognize outstanding achievements in dive safety by nominating him or her for one of the most prestigious awards in the dive industry: The DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award.

We are looking for an individual who:
+ Is passionate about diving
+ Promotes and supports DAN's mission to prevent and manage diving incidents
+ Demonstrates exceptional dedication to establishing a culture of dive safety
+ Is committed to the highest level of care for the environment
+ Goes above and beyond to ensure all divers:
Rolex Diver of the Year award
- Prepare smarter through proper dive training, equipment maintenance and predive rituals
- Dive smarter by exercising dive safety protocols such as buddy checks, adhering to conservative diving profiles and maintaining a high level of situational awareness
- Respond smarter through first-aid training and continuing education
To make a nomination:
+Write a brief description of your nominee's merits and contributions to dive safety
+ Submit your nomination and description by email to Garrett Broyles at Note: Nominations must be received no later than December 31, 2017

The DAN Rolex Diver of the Year will be awarded an Oyster Perpetual Rolex Dive Watch and a commemorative wall plaque in recognition of his or her efforts. Rolex donates $10,000 to DAN to fund this experience and to support the essential safety initiatives DAN provides through medical research, services, safety education and first-aid training.

How We Select the Winner: The selection committee is comprised of DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle, senior DAN staff, at-large members, Rolex representatives and past award-winners. All qualified nominees will be notified by January 12, 2018. The winner of the 2018 DAN Rolex Diver of the Year Award will be notified of this honor by February 2, 2018.