"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

Accident Reporting & Research

As part of its mission to improve dive safety DAN collects and reports on diving incidents, injuries and fatalities.

In addition, DAN is the industry leader in diving physiology research and is one of the major organisations in the world that conducts significant medical research on recreational scuba diving safety.

DAN's studies are revealing important information that will benefit the entire diving community and improve recreational diving safety worldwide. Without DAN, many important questions about recreational diving safety would not only remain unchallenged, but unanswered.

Our research projects to date have included the effects of flying after diving, ageing and its effect on dive health, as well as diving with diabetes.

Follow the below links to learn more about DAN Accident Reporting and Research activities and what you can do to take part.

Diving Accident Reporting

Diving Accident Report Form

Project Dive Exploration (PDE)

Non-Fatal Dive Incidents Reporting Project (NFDIR)

DAN Research

Jellyfish Research