Since 1997
​DAN Southern Africa is a Public Benefit Organisation that provides emergency medical advice and assistance for underwater diving injuries, and provides a wide range of research, education and training programmes that promote safe diving. DAN-SA is supported by more than 7 000 fellow divers with a further 400 000 international divers supporting DAN America, DAN Europe, DAN Japan and DAN Asia Pacific.

Submerge & Alert Diver Lite Magazine

​​The all-new Aug/Sep 16 SUBMERGE Magazine birthday issue is now available! You can get your copy from any participating CNA, Spar or PNA stores nationwide. ​Active DAN Southern Africa members can download a free copy and keep a lookout for the new Alert Diver Lite at the back of the Submerge Magazine.

Travel Notice

A travel notification is to ensure that DAN-SA knows when our members travel abroad, and to add this note on our system. With the information provided by you, the DAN-SA Member, we would be able to ensure adequate planning for any potential evacuation procedures and advise you on the availability of appropriate treatment facilities where you will be diving. Please note that DAN-SA membership is not insurance and is secondary to any other Insurance or Medical Aid you might have. The travel notification only applies to active DAN-SA members.
Important: Please also note that there is a limitation on DAN Membership benefits – especially for remote and complicated evacuations. It is always advisable to take additional comprehensive travel insurance in conjunction with your DAN Membership to make up any possible shortfall in such cases.

2016 Events

​​DAN-SA will once again be promoting dive safety in South Africa during 2016! To show our appreciation for your support we will be hosting a number of DAN Divers’ Day events in South Africa aimed at educating the dive community at large. We will also be attending a number of dive festivals and events during 2016. Our commitment to sustainable diving will continue this year as we once again participate in the EU-funded Green Bubbles research project. ​We hope to see you the 2016 events! 


 Alert Diver 

The Alert Diver is a twice-yearly magazine dedicated to dive medicine and written by DAN experts from all over the world. It provides insight into dive medicine, the latest in DAN statistics, research, safety and training. It’s a gateway to enriching your knowledge of dive safety.
The digital version of the Alert Diver is available to all divers. If you are a current DAN member you can request a copy of the latest Alert Diver issue. Please contact us via email at  Non-member are able to purchase and download the digital version of the Alert Diver at a nominal fee.

Annual Diving Report

​​Fatalities and serious diving injuries are rare and often seem to be associated with unsafe behaviours or hazardous conditions, but they can occur without apparent cause. Understanding the contributing factors could lead to safer diving. The primary goal of DAN's Annual Diving Report on Diving Incidents, Injuries and Fatalities is to further this understanding.

Useful Information

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Health & Diving Resources
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Medical Team
Our team of diving medical professionals can answer all your burning questions.