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.

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 Autumn 2016 Alert Diver is now available across all platforms and filled with relevant information. The Alert Diver offers an easy and enjoyable way to keep up with the latest DAN news and safety tips.The magazine is 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.


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.

Travel Notice

​The travel notification is for DAN-SA to know when our members travel abroad and to note this on our system. With the information provided by you, the DAN-SA Member, we would be able to plan potential evacuation procedures and advise you on the availability of appropriate 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. 

Useful Information

Professional Liability
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Safety Tip
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Health & Diving Resources
Top-level & vital information on popular diving health & safety issues. 
Medical Team
Our team of diving medical professionals can answer all your burning questions.