Frequently Asked Questions
How will DAN verify that applicants achieve the Diving Safety Partners level of preparedness and enforce the programme?
DAN cannot visit every partner that applies. However, DAN requires that relevant documentation (e.g., proof of first aid training, copies of emergency assistance plans) and proof of safety equipment and their placement be submitted with the programme application. To enforce the programme rules, DAN staff may make unannounced visits to participating operations. DAN will also follow up on complaints that are received. Dive operators may risk liability for fraud, and misrepresentation, if they promote their business as a DAN Diving Safety Partner programme participant and do not maintain the requirements of the programme. In short, there are incentives to “play by the rules,” above and beyond the fact that it’s the right thing to do.
What if my operation cannot meet the DAN Diving Safety Partners programme requirements?
One of the programme goals is to encourage all dive operations to be able to provide emergency care for injured divers. If your operation does not meet these criteria, DAN will provide guidance and help facilitate that you to achieve DAN Diving Safety Partners recognition.
How long will it take to process my application?
Once you have submitted ALL of the requirements, it will take seven working days to process your application.
How much does it cost to be a DAN Partner in Dive Safety?
There is no cost to becoming a DAN Partner in Diving Safety if you are already a DAN Business Member. If you are not a DAN Business Member, the application fee is R 250.00
What will I get?
When DAN completes your application process, we will send you one DAN DSP Certificate, two DAN DSP stickers for display, and three DAN DSP banners. You can advertise your status as a DAN Diving Safety Partner to your customers in all your print and advertising materials. DAN will promote our Partners on our website and in our Newsletters.
Still have questions? Contact DAN for more information.