"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

Diving Fatalities Throughout the Asia-Pacific Region

2003 - 2011

The graphs on the below links illustrate the number of cases of diving fatalities reported to DAN Asia-Pacific on an annual basis and categorised by country.

The accuracy of this information varies greatly between countries depending on how well-reported it is from the chambers to DAN. In certain places (e.g. Thailand), some chambers withhold information for commercial and other reasons.

Click on the links below to view the reported diving fatalities for that year.

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2003 - 2005

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2006

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2007

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2008

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2009

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2010

Asia-Pacific Diving Fatality Statistics for 2011

World Compressed Gas Diving Fatalities 2015

These figures are the minimum number of fatalities in the countries shown. They are taken from reports provided to IDAN organisations 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 predominatly taken from insurance claims so is very likely to be an underestimate.

CLICK HERE to view a map highlighting these fatalities throughout the world.