"I've dived for 10 years and completed 680 dives and I never thought I would have DCI, but I did. Thanks to DAN I was able to recover very well. I hope you are covered by DAN, so you too will have someone to count on in the very possible event of a scuba diving accident. DAN was of great help from the moment they received the call about my condition; their professionalism and care was so efficient and touching." - Seung Hee, Korea

DAN Asia-Pacific News & Events

2017 Dive Shows

DAN AP will be exhibiting at the following shows throughout the region:

DEEP Indonesia, 30 March - 2 April, Jakarta, Indonesia (Assembly Hall, Jakarta Convention Center)

Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Singapore, 7-9 April (Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre)

Diving Resort & Travel Expo (DRT) Shanghai, 7-9 April (Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center)

Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE), 12-14 May (Putra World Trade Centre {PWTC} Kuala Lumpur)

DAN AP’s Alert Diver Magazine (Q4, 2016)

The Quarter 4, 2016 issue of DAN AP’s Alert Diver was sent to Members on December 18.

If you are a current DAN AP Member and didn’t receive the email launching the latest issue, contact us at marketing@danap.org with your Name and Member Number.

The latest issue includes these great articles:

  • Perspectives: DAN doesn't want to spoil your fun, but ....
  • DAN Was There For Me: DCI StrikesTwice
  • Incident Insight:A Subtle Sickness
  • Life Aquatic : Conscious Conservation

Alert Diver is a DAN AP “Member-Only” benefit. If you would like to receive issues of Alert Diver in the future all you need to do is join DAN AP at https://join.danap.org/

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World Map of 2014 Compressed Gas Diving Fatalities

The figures indicated on the map are the minimum number of fatalities in the countries shown. These are taken from reports provided to IDAN organisations (Asia-Pacific, America, Europe, Southern Africa, Japan) and also include some taken from various media sources.

The number for certain countries will be relatively accurate (eg. U.S.A., Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Japan.) However, the numbers for many other countries, especially less developed countries, are very likely understated.

The data from Europe (with the exception on the UK) is predominantly taken from insurance claims so is also very likely to be an underestimate.

CLICK HERE to view the map.

DAN's Jellyfish Investigation : Can You Help?

There has been an increase in reported serious jellyfish stings in Thailand, and possibly elsewhere in Asia. Since mentioning our jellyfish investigation we have received several great photos of jellyfish, some being dangerous species found in Thailand and the Philippines. DAN AP encourages any underwater photographers in Asia, especially Thailand, to photograph any jellyfish they see on a dive and send a copy of the photo to us. Please be sure to document as precisely as possible the locations of each photo. Your assistance will enable us to increase our understanding, to better catalogue the potentially dangerous species present in parts of our region and help in establishing appropriate prevention and management strategies.

We have produced a large poster with images of some potentially deadly jellyfish and useful first aid and prevention advice. We have already begun to distribute these in Thailand and plan to make them available elsewhere in the Region.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of this poster.