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Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific Information

Dive Timor Lorosae is proud to support DAN Asia-Pacific (DAN AP). The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training.

DAN AP provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance Services for Members. In addition the organisation is responsible for funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

DAN AP is a part of the International DAN Federation of Dive Safety Organisations with worldwide Membership presently exceeding 300,000.

Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.

Why is it so important that as Divers we are protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance? It’s all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely dive accidents and illnesses. It’s essential that divers have a reputable organisation to call that will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness. And then there is the issue of cost. DAN protection ensures the diver will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty invoice in the event of an accident or illness.

The essence of DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance is about being prepared. DAN offers members peace-of-mind, which comes from knowing they have the experts in diver accident management to call in the event of a diving accident or illness.

See our Diver Safety Tips by DAN Asia Pacific

To learn more about DAN, or to become a member, visit DAN Asia Pacific

Signing up as a DAN AP Member? Be sure to enter DS-0170 in the Referral Field.

DIVING MEDICAL QUESTIONS

Do you have any diving medical related questions? Do you have any concerns about the effects of diving? Follow the link below to find all the answers to many common and some less common questions relating to diving medical issues.

Visit: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~dandoc/

DIVING EMERGENCIES

As divers, we hope to never find ourselves in need of emergency medical assistance as a result of a diving accident. However, statistics highlight that accidents do happen, even to the most experienced divers, so we should all have a plan of action that will prepare us for the unexpected.

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation your first step should be to call the DAN funded Diving Emergency Services Medical Hotline on 1800-088 200 (toll free within Australia) or +61-8-8212 9242 (from outside Australia).

As we all know many of the world’s top dive destinations are in remote areas that are difficult to access and often result in significant costs in terms of emergency evacuation and subsequent medical treatment. Therefore, DAN strongly recommended that all divers be adequately covered for such a contingency. And remember, if you are prepared for the unexpected you are free to focus on what’s most important … enjoying your diving!

For more information on dive safety and being prepared visit www.danasiapacific.org or call +61-3-9886 9166




 

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