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Is the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world, DAN is supported by membership dues and donations.
DAN’s mission is to help divers in need of medical emergency assistance and to promote dive safety through research, education, products and diving services.
The benefits of DAN membership include emergency medical evacuation assistance through DAN TravelAssist, a subscription to Alert Diver magazine and access to DAN’s insurance services.
DAN's Emergency Hotline staff members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide information, assist with care coordination and evacuation assistance.
This number should also be used to access DAN TravelAssist benefits and services — even when the emergency is not related to diving.
*Please note that our medical information specialists cannot sell insurance or memberships. For these services, please call +1-919-684-2948 or 1-800-446-2671 during our regular business hours or join or renew directly through the DAN website.
DAN Medical Information Line (+1-919-684-2948)
If you have a question that isn't an emergency, you can call our Medical Information Line during regular business hours and speak directly to one of our medical information specialists. You can also email your question by clicking on the Ask a Medic link and filling out the form.
Many divers have the same questions when it comes to medical conditions and concerns. DAN makes online answers to these questions available to you whenever you need them; if the answers don't give you all the information you need, call our Medical Information Line to find out more or obtain a physician referral.
When it comes to dive travel, a little preparation can save a lot of trouble.
2012 DAN (RCAP) Meeting Recompression Chamber Assistance Program. This is a program specifically developed for chamber technicians working at remotely located, under-served recompression chambers within the DAN World and DAN regions.
Physician referrals. DAN maintains a database of more than 1,000 doctors worldwide who are trained in dive medicine.
Physician consult services. DAN medical information staff provide assistance to physicians as well as allied health-care providers — whether evaluating patients with dive-related illness or injury or assessing fitness to dive.
Educational webinar presentations for divers. If your club, organization or medical facility would like to have us present on a dive medicine topic at your next meeting, call the DAN Medical Information Line, +1-919-684-2948, Option 2.
Online seminars. Access to our online dive medicine and safety presentations is a benefit of DAN membership.
DAN's hotlines and other nonprofit services are supported by DAN Membership dues and insurance purchases. If you appreciate the service DAN Medical Information provides, join DAN today.
DAN does not and cannot engage in the practice of medicine, which is the sole province of licensed physicians.