Temporary Dive Cover

Need dive cover for just one dive trip? This dive cover is designed to fit your international dive trip needs. 

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.

Freedivers & Spear Fisherman

Freedivers and spear fisherman have access to the temporary dive cover benefits. This is limited to recreational freedivers and spear fisherman and  not competitive freedivers or spear fisherman.

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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.


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 mail@dansa.org. Please note that the DAN administrative office is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Useful Information

The cost of a dive accident can easily surpass R200,000. That’s why it’s smart to protect yourself. Even the most experienced divers face risks such as coral scrapes and marine envenomations. And if a more serious incident like decompression illness occurs, emergency transportation costs and medical treatments can add up quickly.

Important Note

Temporary dive cover can only be taken for five days or consecutive five days at a time and is applicable to worldwide diving. This is only available to persons diving outside of their country of residence. This includes international visitors diving in the Southern African region.

Primary Medical Insurance

It is true that some primary medical insurance include cover for diving injuries. However, divers who have tried to go this route soon discover that it is not easy to work with a primary medical insurance when trying to organise an emergency evacuation for a diving injury. That is simply not the time to discover that your primary medical insurance is not able to assist you in getting the most appropriate treatment or advice. Their convenient 0800 toll-free number doesn’t work in Zanzibar and even in South Africa, working your way through a multi-prompt menu from a cell phone is not what you need in a crisis. Also, getting documented authorisations takes time and nearly all private emergency service providers now insist on a written Guarantee of Payment (GOP) before responding. That is not surprising given that most aeromedical evacuations in Africa come in at R200 000 or more and even evacuations by ambulance approach R20 000 plus when advanced life support services are involved. Evacuations are costly. Recompression, on the other hand, is not that expensive in Africa. In the rest of the World, it may set you back about R100 000. However, if evacuation and hospitalisation are called for, the costs can be very high.

As a DAN member, all these concerns disappear. One number and you have all the help and cover you need for a diving emergency. The travel and medical benefits are an added bonus, but don’t tear up your primary medical insuarnce card just yet. So, should a diver have primary medical insurance or be a DAN member? A diver should be both!