Diver IDentification Systems

Free to DAN Industry Partners, the Diver IDentification System (DIDS) ensures that dive leaders will always know that all divers have returned safely from their dives. The improved system helps divemasters track their divers at all open-water sites and on charter boats.

  • It is supported by DAN Donors and DAN Corporate Donors.
  • It consists of 1 or 2 DAN Tag Boards, each in red or white with 12 numbered DAN Tags, capable of tracking up to 24 divers at the same time.

Pre-dive, the dive leader assigns each diver an individually numbered DIDS tag. Before diving, the diver removes the tag and clips it to his or her BCD. After the dive, the diver unclips the tag and returns it to the board. The DID System combined with another diver roll call procedure will help ensure that no diver will be left in the water.

Make sure none of your divers are left behind! Download DIDS Application (PDF: 178 KB) or contact the DAN Industry Partner Team about how you can start using the free DAN Diver Identification System.

The Diver Identification System is funded by DAN Donors. Please consider joining principal backer The Living Seas at Walt Disney World by supporting this program. You may give online or contact DAN Development at 1-800-446-2671 ext. 444.