OWUSS and DAN Announce New Internships for 2021

October 21, 2020 – The Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society® (OWUSS) and Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) are pleased to announce two new internships for 2021. Applications are now being accepted for the Dr. Glen H. Egstrom DAN Diver's Health and Safety Internship and the DAN Diver's Safety Internship....
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DAN Joins UHMS and Others to Promote Increased 24/7 Chamber Availability

DURHAM, NC* – September 30, 2020 – Although there are approximately 1,300 hyperbaric chamber facilities in the U.S., fewer than 10 percent of these are available to provide emergency hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatments. This state of affairs is the result of a shift in the past 20 years in which hospitals have sought to reduce operating costs by...
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DAN Publishes Guidelines for Lifelong Medical Fitness to Dive

DURHAM, NC – July 15, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® has published a reference document to promote divers' medical fitness to dive throughout their lives. The document, which is intended to be used by divers, dive professionals and doctors, establishes a schedule for medical questionnaires and physical evaluations based on age and other relevant...
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Operaciones de buceo y COVID-19: Preparando el regreso

Download Dive Operations and COVID-19: Prepping for ReturnPREGUNTAS FRECUENTES* Mientras que la mayoría de los negocios de buceo han cesado sus operaciones debido a las órdenes de cierre nacional y local, los buceadores y los propietarios de negocios de buceo, anticipan ansiosamente el retorno al buceo. No es muy temprano para prepararse al...
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DAN Answers FAQs About Returning to Diving

DURHAM, NC – May 27, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has published answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about preparing to dive in the new normal.Covered topics include safety practices for retail areas, staff and client interactions, dive boat operations, gear disinfection protocols and more. As dive professionals, dive...
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DAN Launches Live Webinar Series

DURHAM, NC – May 13, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has launched a series of live webinars set to stream weekly via Facebook Live on the DAN Facebook Page.Subject matter experts from DAN's Research, Risk Mitigation, Medicine and Membership teams will give presentations on topics relevant to divers, dive professionals and dive business...
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COVID-19: Surface Survival Times

En españolThe COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent pandemic has altered the way we approach the world. By learning about how long the virus that causes this disease can survive on various surfaces, divers can better understand and control their risk of infection. In this article we will examine survival of the virus on surfaces of interest to divers...
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DAN Extends Liability Coverage 90 Days to Help Professionals and Businesses

DURHAM, NC – May 6, 2020 – For 40 years, DAN has helped dive professionals and businesses be better prepared to handle emergency situations. Consistent with this mission, and in light of the unprecedented conditions facing the dive industry, DAN Risk Retention Group (RRG) will extend the policy term by 90 days for current insureds under its...
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Diving after COVID-19: What We Know Today

En españolCOVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. Some people have no symptoms at all while others require complicated stays in ICUs with ventilatory support to recover. In addition to the impact of the primary viral infection, factors such as underlying medical conditions, age, secondary complications and more will affect recovery....
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CPR and COVID-19

En españolAs most of us are aware, COVID-19 can be contracted by coming into contact with droplets of bodily fluid from an infected person. Performing chest compressions as part of CPR can mobilize droplets, much like coughing can. Since even asymptomatic people can carry and spread the virus, it is nearly impossible for a bystander to determine...
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Unidades de oxígeno de DAN y tratamiento de COVID-19

Algunos buceadores han consultado a DAN acerca del uso de sus propias unidades de oxígeno para tratar personas con COVID-19. El entusiasmo de los buceadores para ayudar durante esta crisis es realmente admirable. Sin embargo, DAN no apoya el uso de estas unidades de oxígeno de emergencia, para indicaciones que no sean lesiones de buceo o casos de...
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Unidades de buceo: no son sustitutos apropiados de los respiradores

DAN ha recibido muchas preguntas acerca del uso de los equipos de buceo para ayudar en la batalla contra COVID-19. Lamentablemente, las unidades de buceo no son sustitutos apropiados de los respiradores. No intente utilizar un dispositivo no médico para tratar a una persona con compromiso en la función pulmonar; esto podría ocasionar lesiones...
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DAN-UHMS Fall 2020 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dates:* RESCHEDULED FOR 2021: New dates will be posted when available.Location:* Anse Chastanet, St. LuciaPhone:* 800-446-2671Fax:* 919-493-3456Email:* dan.uhms.cme@dan.orgRegistration is now open for the fall 2020 offering of the DAN-UHMS Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course. Please complete and submit the registration form now to save your seat...
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Recomendaciones de DAN para el entrenamiento de primeros auxilios

Hemos recibido muchas consultas de parte de instructores y estudiantes acerca de presentarse o no a un cursos de RCP y primeros auxilios durante esta pandemia. Desafortunadamente, un entrenamiento efectivo de primeros auxilios requiere la práctica de habilidades con contacto cercano con otras personas, lo que es incompatible con las normas de...
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COVID-19: Updated First Aid Training Recommendations From DAN

En españolUpdated June 3First aid courses require hands-on learning. When this is impossible, the quality of instruction is negatively affected. Due to the limitations of video conferencing, DAN does not endorse it for the hands-on portion of first aid training. It can, however, be used for discussion of chapter review questions....
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DAN alienta a los buceadores y operadores de buceo a desinfectar el equipo de buceo apropiadamente

DURHAM, NC – 11 de marzo 2020 - Debido al reciente brote del nuevo coronavirus (COVID-19), han surgido preguntas en la comunidad de buceo acerca de la transmisión del virus al utilizar equipamiento rentado, especialmente los reguladores. Con la amenaza del coronavirus, los buceadores quieren saber qué precauciones se están tomando para evitar la...
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DAN’s Quick Guide to Properly Disinfecting Dive Gear

Update – April 24, 2020 – The CDC has updated its recommendations, and some of the cleaning products noted in this article may not be suitable for killing the virus that causes COVID-19. While Steramine is an effective sanitizing product, and some manufacturers recommended it for use on dive gear, it does not appear on the EPA's "List N" and is...
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DAN Announces New Cardiac Health Research Grant

DURHAM, NC – February 19, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has announced its newest research grant, the Alfred Bove DAN Research Grant for Cardiac Health in Scuba Diving. The grant was established in memory of Dr. Alfred Bove, a cardiologist and dive medicine specialist who contributed significantly to the field of dive medicine. In a career...
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DAN Announces 2020 Dive Show Attendance

DAN will be attending the following dive shows in 2020. Come learn about our latest products and programs or just stop by to say hello. We look forward to seeing you!


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Dive Industry Raises More Than $220,000 for Conception Families

DURHAM, NC – December 18, 2019 – Divers and dive industry organizations have raised $220,961 for the families who lost loved ones in the Conception disaster. Thirty-four divers perished when the vessel caught fire on September 2 in California's Channel Islands."It has been heartening to see the dive industry and the community of divers around the...
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DAN Unveils New Air Quality and Dive Boat Safety E-Learning Courses

DURHAM, NC – November 6, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has released two new e-learning courses for dive professionals, boat operators and anyone interested in learning more about safe diving practices. These courses, designed by DAN's risk mitigation and training experts, offer those who put divers in the water an opportunity to refine the...
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DAN Awards Prestigious Hamilton Research Grant to Jens-Christian Meiners

DURHAM, NC – July 17, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has awarded the 2019 DAN/R.W. Hamilton Dive Medicine Research Grant to Dr. Jens-Christian Meiners to fund his research in the mechanics of gas bubble formation and dissolution in spinal cord tissue.A longtime scuba diver, Meiners is a professor of physics and biophysics at the University of...
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DAN Offers Resources for Dive Pros Seeking Liability Coverage

DURHAM, NC – June 11, 2019 – If you're a dive professional, it may be time to renew your annual liability coverage. It's also a great time to gain insight into the specifics of liability insurance and understand what sets DAN Risk Retention Group apart from other liability insurance providers.Most importantly, DAN RRG is more than just an...
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David Wilkinson Named 2019 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year

DURHAM, NC – April 17, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® and Rolex® are pleased to announce that Dr. David Wilkinson has been selected as the 2019 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. The award was presented on Saturday, April 13, at the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society® 45th Annual Awards Program in New York.Dr. Wilkinson is a senior staff specialist...
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