"No matter how careful divers are, there is always a risk of decompression illness. The local hospital in our remote Magical Munda paradise is not fully equipped to deal with DCI and being evacuated by air at least as far as Honiara, where there is a volunteer-run recompression chamber, can be expensive! For your peace of mind and ours, we cannot recommend strongly enough that you have insurance which specifically covers you for diving and for air evacuation in the event of an emergency. Our requirement is that divers take out Divers Alert Network membership and insurance, or check their travel policy very carefully. Dive Munda is a proud Super Supporter of DAN Asia-Pacific and we cannot run our dive business safely and effectively in this remote location without DAN Asia-Pacific as our partner." Belinda Botha, Operations Director & SSI IT, Dive Munda

DAN TravelAssist Benefits

As part of DAN Asia-Pacific Membership, our Members automatically gain access to a broad range of TravelAssist benefits.  A key TravelAssist benefit is Emergency Evacuation Coverage. 

A DAN Member, who is travelling more than 80km (measured directly by air) from home, can be evacuated from almost anywhere in the world to an appropriate medical facility, in the event of an accident or illness. Up to US$150,000 per person (if a Family Membership) evacuation cover is valid whether the accident is diving related or not during any travel trip away from the Member's residence.

Note: The 80km evacuation rule is waived only in the case of diving emergencies where a Member has elected to take out Optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance.

In addition to Emergency Evacuation Coverage, TravelAssist benefits also include (but are not limited to):

Travel Benefits

  • Pre Trip Information
  • Return of Travel Companion and/or Dependant Children
  • Visit of a Family Member or Friend

Personal Benefits

  • Return of Vehicle
  • Translator and Interpreter Referral
  • Emergency Cash Advance

Medical Benefits

  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • 24-Hour Medical Information & Assistance

Legal Benefits

  • Referrals
  • Assistance

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