Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center (DUMC).
DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational divers in the world.
Founded in 1980, DAN has served as a lifeline for the scuba industry by operating diving’s only 24-hour emergency hotline, a lifesaving service for injured divers.
Additionally, DAN operates a diving medical information line, conducts vital diving medical research, and develops and provides a number of educational programs for everyone from beginning divers to medical professionals.
Divers Alert Network is supported by membership dues and donations. In return, members receive a number of important benefits including $100,000 emergency medical evacuation assistance, DAN educational publications, a subscription to Alert Diver magazine, and access to diving’s first and foremost accident insurance coverage.
Learn more at http://www.diversalertnetwork.org
DAN’s Mission Statement
DAN helps divers in need with medical emergency assistance and promotes diving safety through research, education, products and services.
DAN, a nonprofit organization, exists to provide expert information and advice for the benefit of the diving public. DAN’s historical and primary function is to provide emergency medical advice and assistance for underwater diving injuries, to work to prevent injuries and to promote diving safety. Second, DAN promotes and supports underwater diving research and education particularly as it relates to the improvement of diving safety, medical treatment and first aid. Third, DAN strives to provide the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information on issues of common concern to the diving public, primarily, but not exclusively, for diving safety. DAN is Your Dive Safety Association
Striving to make every dive, accident- and injury-free.
DAN’s vision is to be the most recognized and trusted organization worldwide in the fields of diver safety and emergency services, health, research, and education by its members, instructors, sponsors, and recreational diving community at large.
“Your Dive Safety Association,” DAN currently has more than 200,000 members.