Welcome to Divers Alert Network Southern Africa

DAN-SA 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 8 000 fellow divers with a further 250 000 international divers supporting DAN America, DAN Europe, DAN Japan, DAN Asia Pacific and DAN Southern America.

DAN Divers' Day

Join us at the next DAN Divers’ Days in Cape Town, Durban and Jo'burg. The speakers will once again explore recreational diving medicine and safety topics. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend, but book your spot in advance by registering online or contacting the DAN office on 011 266 4900.

Research Day

We invite all divers to participate in the next DAN research day at Miracle Waters. We will  be introducing a range of new safety research projects such as the Dehydration Safety Drive and the Fitness to Dive Safety Drive. There is no charge to participate! For more information contact the DAN office on 011 266 4900 .

Medical Team

Our team of diving medical professionals can answer all your burning questions.


DAN courses teach dive safety at every level from basic to advanced.


Professionals from DAN offices all over the world contribute their research

Safety Tip

Staying fit & having regular medical check-ups promotes safe diving.

DAN Launches Its Legal Network

Divers and Diving Professionals in particular may find themselves in need of legal advice and support from time to time. In response to this need, and following proposals by several DAN members who are also members of the legal profession, DAN has established an amazing worldwide network of legal experts and lawyers who are both experienced and knowledgeable in diving practices (being divers themselves) and diving law. Previously, DAN has only offered medical advice to its members but has recently decided to consider extending the services it offers to its members by introducing a network of legal professionals to advise members on legal matters when needed.

Read The Latest 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 mail@dansa.org.  Non-member are able to purchase and download the digital version of the Alert Diver at a nominal fee.
Current issue R40 for non-members.

Spring Sale Get Great Deals On DAN Procucts Now!

Summer Jacket

Member & Non-member Price R400

Short Sleeve Polo

Member & Non-member price R120

Luggage Strap


Member & Non-member price R350

Long Sleeve Polo

Member & Non-member price R120
Quickly identify your luggage while traveling with the DAN Luggage Strap. The DAN design makes it easy for you to spot at the airport baggage claim. It adjusts efficiently and features a buckle to keep your luggage securely closed. They will save you time when searching for your bags. These straps are ideal for most hard covered luggage.
Member & Non-member price R 15

The DAN-SA Podcasts

DAN's educational Podcasts provide unique insights into prevention and management of diving accidents. The DAN Podcasts provide divers with a unique platform to learn about common dive problems associated with ears, headaches, equalisation techniques and even controversial topics such as malaria. We know that divers love to travel and most of us enjoy the comfort of our smartphones or tables. Therefore the DAN Podcasts are idea for divers on the move! You can listen to professional diving physicians share their insights into dive and safety topics where ever you are.