Dive Masters/Instructors working abroad now have access to the additional benefit of being able to extend their diving-only cover benefits up to a period of 365 days, on specific application and only as a Master member. To activate this extension benefit, an application will need to be submitted to the DAN office for approval whenever the period exceeds 90 consecutive days, for each successive 90-day period.
It is necessary to contact the DAN office within 85 days when working abroad to be able to extend the membership benefits for any additional period, with an overall limit of 365 days. If the period exceeds 365 days, the Dive Masters/Instructors will need to join the relevant international DAN office in the area that they are working in.
For Dive Masters/Instructors working outside the DAN Southern Africa territory, there will be an additional fee to extend their diving only membership benefits. Diving-only cover may be extended, based on contacting the office and requesting extended cover, for a fee of R350 per 90 day period, up to a maximum of a 360 days continuous period away.
Dive Masters/Instructors working abroad must apply for Master membership within their country of residence within the DAN Southern Africa region prior to departure.
To apply for a travel extension it is highly recommenced to have additional travel insurance in place. It is important to supply DAN with your work address details when working outside your country of residence for more than 90 days. This is to ensure that you don't forfeit any of your DAN diving cover membership benefits.