"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

Divers Alert Network

As the conclusion of your complimentary DAN Asia-Pacific Short Term Coverage from Dive Damai, you may like to consider joining the Divers Alert Network as an annual member, in order to be protected for all your diving throughout the year, worldwide.

Who is DAN?

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training. The organisation has 30+ years of experience and worldwide membership presently exceeds 300,000. As a diver it's important to be prepared for unexpected diving accidents and illnesses. Being a Member of DAN means that wherever you live or dive around the world you have peace of mind knowing that DAN, the experts in diver accident management, is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.

Why is it so important to be protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?

Essentially, it’s all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely dive accidents and illnesses. It’s essential that divers have a reputable organisation to call, that is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the management of dive accidents, and will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness. And then there is the issue of cost. DAN protection ensures the diver will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty bill in the event of an accident or illness.

Examples of Divers Requiring Emergency Evacuation & Treatment

Solomon Islands

A paralysed diver was evacuated from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AUD$90,000 (as an aircraft had to be sourced from far away). In addition, the treatment costs were in excess of US$30,000, plus on-going expenses.

Truk Lagoon

A diver was evacuated from Truk Lagoon to Guam as the local chamber did not have staff ready to treat this diver requiring urgent care. The short flight cost $60,000. The diver underwent one 5-hour treatment and then spent a further 5-days in hospital at an additional cost of US$10,000.

JOIN DAN

To join DAN, you need to apply for coverage via the DAN Branch that looks after the region for which you reside. Please follow the link that applies to you:

We look forward to welcoming you as a DAN Member.