Medical & Fitness

DAN Announces USCG Approval of Its First Aid Courses

The current version of DAN’s first aid and CPR courses, Version 3.0, was determined to meet or exceed the first aid and CPR training requirements for a merchant mariner credential.

Developed by dive medicine physicians and diving educators, DAN’s courses provide divers with the skills and confidence needed to respond in emergencies. All courses meet current ILCOR and AHA guidelines and are applicable to everyday life as well as diving.

DAN Welcomes 2023 Interns

The DAN Internship Program was created 24 years ago to give qualified students valuable experience in dive safety research. The scope of the program aligns with DAN’s goals of helping divers in need, promoting dive safety through education, and expanding outreach and communication initiatives.

The interns will spend time this summer at DAN’s headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, to work on various projects and research efforts.

Pros Choose DAN Liability Insurance

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When you choose DAN RRG or DAN World Insurance Group SP, you get more than just an insurance company.

Having reinvested over $100 million in dive safety programs, DAN stands alone as the only liability insurance carriers that reinvest proceeds in dive safety programs for the benefit of divers everywhere.

DAN Asks Divers To Support the Future of Safe Diving

The campaign aims to raise funds to provide education and safety resources to divers everywhere, enhance emergency response capabilities, and provide forward-looking solutions for keeping divers safe.

"We believe in the power of the dive community coming together to promote a culture of dive safety that will persist through future generations," said Bill Ziefle, DAN President and CEO.

‘Health of Divers’ study into lungs ask for your help

Having healthy lungs is an essential and important part of good diving and never more so since the outbreak of COVID-19. 

In this study which is all about you and your lungs, DDRC wants to focus on Vaping, Asthma, IPO (Immersion Pulmonary Oedema) and COVID-19.

For those of you who have taken part in their studies before you will know that there will also be the usual general health questions and the diving demographic questions too. 

DAN Safety Services Has Your Back

Check out our new video to learn how DAN Safety Services can help your dive business operate as safely as possible.

DAN Safety Services works to help dive professionals mitigate risks, prevent accidents, and manage dive-related injuries through a variety of programs and channels, including publications, e-learning courses, free phone consultations, online tools, safety products, and first aid training.

Ginger is a popular remedy against motion sickness
Ginger is a popular remedy against motion sickness

Getting seasick? Try Controlling Your Breathing

The technique presumably works because it helps control gravity sensors in the abdomen--a lesser-known input to our fine-tuned balance system.

The brain is traditionally thought to sense body position in three ways. The inner ears sense motions of the head; the eyes see where the head is; and tiny sensory organs in muscles and tendons sense where the rest of the body is.

Help Make Diving Safer: Work at DAN!

As diving continues to pick up post-pandemic, DAN is stronger than ever and needs qualified professionals in several key areas to serve our growing international membership.

DAN offers competitive salaries, company subsidized health insurance, a generous 401k program, and other employee benefits that show we value our employees. Open positions include the following opportunities to work at DAN headquarters in Durham, North Carolina: