Student Dive Cover

Explore with confidence knowing that your dive centre and instructor are committed to your safety with DAN's Student Dive Coverage.

At Divers Alert Network (DAN) we know you are the kind of person who wants to be a safe diver. But to be that way you need a dive safety service you can rely on. The problem is most insurance companies don’t understand the challenges divers face when diving in remote destinations. Which makes you feel uncertain you will receive the emergency assistance you need. We believe you should feel confident when you go diving. We understand how it feels to be helpless in an emergency. That is why we want you to dive confidently knowing you have the world's leading dive safety organisation watching out for you. Here is how it works! As a DAN member you receive valuable dive cover benefits, access to DAN’s emergency hotline staffed by medically trained diving professionals and your membership helps support vital DAN health and safety initiatives. Sign up today to stop feeling worried when you go diving and start feeling confident knowing DAN is looking out for you.

DAN is the world’s most recognised and respected dive safety organisation comprised of dive professionals and medical experts dedicated to supporting divers. Through research, medical services, educational programs and global response initiatives, DAN has created an extensive network capable of providing divers around the world with vital services. Every day, divers around the globe look to DAN as their dive safety organisation. Be part of the community and dive safe with DAN. Become a DAN member today.

Student Package

For the entry-level diver


per 6 weeks or once qualified

R300 000 Dive Cover
Evacuation Assistance
International Dive Cover
Valid within DAN-SA Region
Depth Limit 18 meters
Includes Cover for Freedivers & Spear Fisherman

Freediving Students

Freediving and spear fishing instructors who are active DAN members and teach a recognised course within the DAN Southern Africa region can register their freediving and spear fishing entry-level students for the free DAN Student Dive Cover package. The recognised course details need to be specified on the application for registration. 

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My name is Julika Kennaway! I had a major diving crisis. It was on a remote island in West Papua in Indonesia. Without DAN I dread to think what would have happened to me. The reality is that I could be blind, paralysed or dead.

Who is DAN

Divers Alert Network, better known as DAN, is an internationally-recognized organisation. As part of our mission to make every dive incident- and injury-free, DAN conducts ongoing dive safety research and education, and also supports a 24/7 emergency medical hotline, plus a Medical Information line for non-emergencies. Preferred by divers worldwide, DAN dive accident cover ensures help can be there when divers need it most.


All applications are usually processed within 2-days. If you don't hear from us within 2-days after submitting an application please contact the DAN office directly on +27 11 266 4900 or at Please note that the DAN administrative office is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Go Ahead - Dive In


A new world is about to open up to you filled with breath-taking discoveries and once-in-a- lifetime experiences. Go ahead - dive in. Your dive centre and instructor are committed to your safety. Which is why, as a precaution, you will be enrolled in DAN’s Student Coverage program.

This complimentary dive cover, fully subsidised by DAN, covers you in the unlikely event of a dive injury during your entry-level training. As a diving-related injury or illness can set you back thousands, it pays to be prepared. While you focus on learning to dive and getting comfortable underwater, DAN has you covered should an unexpected incident occur - above or below water


Your coverage lasts for 6 weeks after course registration or until your last certifying dive, whichever comes first. We encourage you to join nearly 500,000 divers worldwide who believe in DAN’s mission of dive safety. The cost is only is only R1 555 per year  and profits are reinvested into dive safety education and research for the benefit of the entire dive community.


A subscription to Alert Diver magazine
Medical assistance and emergency evacuation when traveling
Monthly updates regarding the latest in dive safety and health information.
Access to DAN’s 24/7 Emergency Hotline plus our Medical Information line for non-urgent health and diving issues.

Important note

Please be advised that only instructors registered with DAN Southern Africa as Master a member and resides within the DAN Southern Africa region can use this service. The DAN Southern Africa regional consists of the following countries; South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius.

Why Student Cover


While learning to dive is relatively safe, there are inherent risks. From minor injuries such as ear issues or a slip-and-fall to more serious dive related injuries, this coverage helps ensure you can learn confidently knowing you’re protected.


Some medical insurance plans exclude coverage for adventure sport and scuba diving injuries. Others may have large deductibles or co-pays for treatment.


Students can get hurt during training and medical treatment can cost thousands.