"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

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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