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Annual Diving

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.

Annual Diving Report 2020

DAN receives reports of and tracks injuries and fatalities from the dive community. Each year the incidents are summarised and select cases are analyzed and reported. Herein you will find statistics on dive fatalities, injuries and accidents as well as case studies. Each year provides more data and adds to our understanding of behavioral and environmental risk factors, however the mechanisms that result in an incident are complex and remain understood. DAN continues its efforts to explain risk factors and develop interventions and recommendations for every dive to be a safe dive.

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