Dive Industry News

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.

Introducing Diver's Wallet: Your Ultimate Dive Companion!

With Diver's Wallet, divers can now access everything they need, conveniently consolidated in one place, ensuring they stay organized and fully prepared for their next underwater adventure.

What Diver's Wallet offers:
1. Diving Certificates: Easily update and manage your diving certificates on your personal page, ensuring your credentials are up-to-date and readily accessible.

2. Diving Insurance: Keep track of your diving insurance status and never miss a renewal with Diver's Wallet's intuitive interface.

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.

Emperor Divers to work in cooperation with Seven7Seas

The cooperation will see Emperor help to promote the Seven7Seas brand and assist in the running of this hugely-popular, Egypt-based boat.

A five-time winner of the ‘Best Liveaboard in the Red Sea’, Seven7Seas is 41 metres long and has 12 spacious cabins each with en-suite and separate shower room.

The boat’s 5-star service brings great food and facilities and is perfect for exploring the waters with its large dive deck which has individual storage space and dedicated rinse tanks.

Shearwater Research Appoints New CEO and VP of Sales & Marketing

Current CEO Jim Hartt will be retiring on July 31, 2023. “Lynn and I would like to thank Jim for guiding Shearwater through the eventful past four years and wish him well in his retirement” said Shearwater’s founder and Board member Bruce Partridge.

“We are also confident and excited about the company’s continued success under Jason’s leadership”.

Jason Leggatt brings over 22 years of experience in the marine industry, having previously served as the President of Mustang Survival, a leading personal protective equipment company.

Help Make Diving Safer: Work at DAN!

As diving continues to pick up post-pandemic, DAN is stronger than ever and needs qualified professionals in several key areas to serve our growing international membership.

DAN offers competitive salaries, company subsidized health insurance, a generous 401k program, and other employee benefits that show we value our employees. Open positions include the following opportunities to work at DAN headquarters in Durham, North Carolina:

New US law threatens dive operators

The liability requirement was included in the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lawmakers had been led to believe that Section 11503 of the NDAA was simply a “fix for the families who lost loved ones” in the tragic Conception Dive Boat fire of 2019, DEMA writes.

But the new law goes far beyond one tragedy—it lines the pockets of trial lawyers and does nothing to make sure dive boats are operating safely.