Medical & Fitness

DAN Thanks Dive Pros and Businesses for a Great 2022

Its Enhanced Membership, launched earlier this year, has already been adopted by more than half of its members.

Its liability insurance program has been embraced by every training agency in the industry.

And now, DAN has the highest number of Business Members and Professional Members in the history of the organization.

“We are so grateful for the support we receive from the wonderful people of this industry,” said DAN president and CEO Bill Ziefle.

Ear Problems in Diving – Part 2: The Middle Ear

Diver equalizing. Photo: Torben Gregersen/Flickr/CC BY NC 2.0
Diver equalizing. Photo: Torben Gregersen/Flickr/CC BY NC 2.0

Many people suffer from ear problems during and after diving. Technical rebreather diver and underwater photographer Dr Michael Rothschild is an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York City. In this series, he walks us through some of the common causes of dive-related ear problems, and how to treat and prevent them.

Out of Control

Narcosis vortex
Narcosis is the biggest threat to a diver on an air dive to 60m (200ft).

In his Scuba book series, Simon Pridmore often tells tales of diving close calls or near misses. He tries to identify the key factors and suggest what the divers might have done differently to pre-empt or better deal with what happened. All the stories are true. Some he witnessed, some were recounted by friends, and others just crossed his radar screen at some point to be filed away for future sharing.

DAN Announces DEMA Show Party, Seminar Schedule, and More

As your dive safety organization, we will raise a glass to all who work tirelessly to promote safe diving. We hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, November 1, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Ballroom Grand C.

Meet With DAN

If you’re planning to be at the show, make an appointment to learn what DAN can do for your dive business. We have numerous programs you can benefit from, including Student Membership, rewards for new member referrals, and discounts on both retail products and professional liability insurance.

DAN and Indonesia Ministry of Tourism Advance Commitment to Safe Diving

DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle and COO Panchabi Vaithiyanathan met with Indonesia Minister of Tourism Dr. Sandiaga Uno on September 1 to further the two organizations’ Partnership to Promote Diving Safety.

The meeting took place in Jakarta amid the opening of Deep and Extreme Indonesia, Asia’s largest outdoor adventure, diving, and marine tourism show, and followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding earlier this year in which the organizations committed to working together to promote safe diving.

Ear Problems in Scuba Diving: Part 1 — The Outer Ear

Lars Chittka; Axel Brockmann; as modified by Jmarchn / CC BY 4.0
Lars Chittka; Axel Brockmann; as modified by Jmarchn / CC BY 4.0

Many people suffer from ear problems during and after diving. Technical rebreather diver and underwater photographer Dr. Michael Rothschild is an ear, nose and throat specialist in New York City. In this series, he walks us through some of the common causes of dive-related ear problems, and how to treat and prevent them.

DAN Offers Regional Emergency Hotlines in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Asia Pacific

Earlier this year DAN launched a dedicated Spanish-language emergency hotline. Now, Spanish-speaking divers can call +52-557-100-0540 to talk to Spanish-speaking medical professionals.

Although DAN has had Spanish-speaking medical staff for many years, the Spanish-language DAN Emergency Hotline means that now the person who answers the call will speak the caller’s own language.

This new hotline follows the Portuguese-language DAN Emergency Hotline (+55-11-3042-1157) that was launched in 2015 for divers in Brazil.

DAN Adds Severe Infectious Disease and Quarantine Coverage to Its Enhanced Membership

In February of this year DAN launched Enhanced Membership, which includes a higher benefit limit for medical transportation (up to $500,000), a continuing subscription to the print edition of Alert Diver magazine, and expanded travel assistance benefits, including search and rescue coverage and global security evacuation coverage.