DAN receives NAUI Innovation Award

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DAN receives NAUI Innovation Award

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Divers Alert Network (DAN) has been awarded a 2023 Innovation Award by NAUI. This accolade is given to individuals and organizations that have made remarkable contributions to the development of diving education and have significantly advanced the dive industry through innovation.


About DAN: The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN), has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for more than 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services, and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, educational programs, and lifesaving evacuations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world look to DAN as their dive safety organization. Join the DAN community or learn more at DAN.org.

The NAUI Innovation Award is a testament to DAN's unwavering commitment to advancing safety, education, and exploration of the underwater world. This recognition reflects DAN's pioneering efforts in promoting safe diving practices, supporting dive education, and continually enhancing the diving community's experience.

"NAUI is proud of its continuing partnership with Divers Alert Network,” said Cliff Richardson, Executive Director of NAUI Worldwide and CEO of NAUI Services Group. “This well-deserved award is a manifestation of DAN’s work in support not only of NAUI but the entire dive industry."

“We’re grateful to NAUI for this recognition,” said DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle. “Over the past few years, we’ve made progress in key areas to make our products and programs more widely available — and to make diving safer for all. We’re gratified to know these programs are appreciated by divers and dive operators.”


DAN's mission has always been to make diving safer, and this award reaffirms DAN’s dedication to fostering a culture of safety, exploration, and adventure in the diving industry. As a recipient of the NAUI Innovation Award, DAN joins an elite group of individuals and organizations that have made profound contributions to the world of diving education and safety.

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