"As a dive operator in a remote part of the South Pacific, we're always happier if divers have DAN insurance. DAN Asia-Pacific is about so much more than medical insurance. It's about the comfort of knowing that there's expert medical advice at the other end of the phone, and who will move heaven and earth in pursuit of a good outcome.You just don't get that with standard travel insurance." - Graeme Sanson, Dive Munda, Solomon Islands

DAN Asia-Pacific News & Events

Launch of Alert Diver Magazine (Q1/2017) + Free Digital Access to Scuba Diver Australasia magazine

The quarter 1 issue of Alert Diver magazine was sent to Members on the afternoon of April 25. If you are a current DAN AP Member and did not receive the launch email please send us an email with your Member Number. In this issue there is a great mix of articles including:

* DAN Was There For Me: The DCI that damaged my brain.
* Incident Insight: Bent on the President Coolidge
* Life Aquatic: Parrotfish - Grazers of the Reef
* Gear: Accessorise Your Dive; and
* Much More!

2017 Dive Shows

DAN AP has had a very busy start to 2017 having already exhibited at 4 Dive Shows throughout the region, and we will also be exhibiting at the Malaysia International Dive Expo (MIDE), taking place on the weekend of 12-14 May at the Putra World Trade Centre {PWTC} Kuala Lumpur.

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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.