Diver Health & Safety

DAN at 2024 Scuba Show

Divers Alert Network (DAN), the world’s leading dive safety organization, will connect with attendees next weekend at Scuba Show, Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Throughout the event, the DAN team will be recording video testimonials in room 402A-B, located on the second floor of the venue near the event seminars. 

DAN Introduces Continuing Education for Dive Professionals

This free program focuses on risk mitigation and is now available to all dive professionals via DAN E-Learning. DAN expects this program will not only enhance divers’ safety but will also help reduce dive operators’ liability risk.

To encourage participation, DAN is offering discounted premiums on individual professional liability and group professional liability insurance to all DAN members who complete the e-learning, which can be done in about an hour. 

Equalising Ears: Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Diagram showing how the balloon is inserted and expanded inside the Eustachian tube. Photo: @ Spiggle & Theis Medizintechnik / CC BY 4.0 DEED

It can be devastating to your diving career if you are unable to equalise or have a lot of trouble doing so. The underlying cause may be a narrow Eustachian tube, which connects the middle ear to the pharynx. Fortunately, this can be treated. Peter Symes reports.

Party with DAN at DEMA Show 2023

You are cordially invited to join the DAN team and your dive industry colleagues at The Sugar Mill (just across the street from the convention center) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14. 

We’ll raise a glass to you — and all who help divers safely explore our underwater world. From food to music, there will be plenty of local flavor, so come ready for a taste of New Orleans. 

DAN announces DEMA party, seminar schedule and more

As your dive safety organization, we’ll raise a glass to all who work tirelessly to promote safe diving. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Sugar Mill (right across the street from the convention center).

Meet With DAN

If you’re planning to be at the show, make an appointment to meet with us and learn what DAN can do for your dive business.

DAN announces USCG approval of its first aid courses

The current version of DAN’s first aid and CPR courses, Version 3.0, was determined to meet or exceed the first aid and CPR training requirements for a merchant mariner credential.

Developed by dive medicine physicians and diving educators, DAN’s courses provide divers with the skills and confidence needed to respond in emergencies. All courses meet current ILCOR and AHA guidelines and are applicable to everyday life as well as diving.

DAN Welcomes 2023 Interns

The DAN Internship Program was created 24 years ago to give qualified students valuable experience in dive safety research. The scope of the program aligns with DAN’s goals of helping divers in need, promoting dive safety through education, and expanding outreach and communication initiatives.

The interns will spend time this summer at DAN’s headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, to work on various projects and research efforts.