"We recommend with confidence DAN coverage for our diving guests: being in a remote location we need emergencies, however rare, to be handled by experts. DAN gives divers, and us, peace of mind knowing that they will be in safe and expert hands if an emergency arises. Taking out DAN membership is quick & easy for divers to organise and offers great value for money for 12 month coverage." - Lee Fewster, UEPI Island Resort

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 2014

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.

World Compressed Gas Diving Fatalities - Historical Data

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