DAN Membership Benefits
Divers Alert Network
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 dive accident insurance services.
I have primary medical coverage; do I really need dive accident insurance?
Your primary medical insurance may exclude scuba diving as a hazardous recreational activity and/or may not provide coverage when you are traveling out of the country. If it does provide coverage, it may pay only a minimal amount for chamber treatments. There are also often large out-of-pocket payments for deductibles and co-pays. These alone can total thousands of dollars.