Divers Alert Network

As we settle in to our new normal, staying home, practising social distancing and foregoing travel and diving, many of us are finding ourselves with some extra time on our hands and craving stimulation. Know that DAN is still here for you in these uncertain times.

DAN membership benefits you whether you’re diving or not. It’s important to keep your membership up to date so you are ready to dive as soon as restrictions are lifted. And know that your membership dues are reinvested in the organisation, allowing DAN to continue providing life-saving assistance, medical services and research for the benefit of all. If you need to renew your coverage, you can do so in just a few minutes, either online or by phone.  And if you have questions about DAN membership  our representatives are standing by Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm and can be reached by phone on +27 11 266 4900 | +27 71 476 1138 (WhatsApp) or email at [email protected].  Take a deep breath and know that DAN is still here for you!

Although most people are not diving right now, DAN medics are still available 24/7 to help any diver in need of emergency medical assistance. If you experience an incident, contact local emergency services and then call the DAN Emergency Hotline at +27 82 810 6010.
DAN encourages divers and dive operators to comply with your governmental social distancing orders and to stay up to date on the recommendations of the WHO and your local health department. We acknowledge that some people will continue to dive, and we recommend that they take steps to lower the risk of disease transmission and minimise their risk of injury to avoid further stressing hospitals and emergency medical services.

Dive confidently knowing that you have the world’s leading dive safety organisation watching out for you. As a DAN Member, you not only receive valuable dive cover benefits, your membership helps support vital DAN health and safety initiatives.

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