The Divers Alert Network (DAN) helps divers in need of medical emergency assistance and promotes dive safety through research, education, products and services. DAN exists to provide expert medical information for the benefit of the diving public. DAN's historical and primary function is to provide timely information and assistance for underwater diving injuries, to work to prevent injuries and to promote dive safety.
DAN also promotes and supports underwater dive research and education, particularly as it relates to the improvement of dive safety, medical treatment and first aid. Finally, DAN strives to provide the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information on issues of common concern to the diving public, primarily — but not exclusively — for dive safety.
The Scuba Doctor highly recommends that you become a DAN member and use their dive insurance cover.