Since 1997

​Ask a DAN Medic

If you have a medical question for DAN please email the DAN medic or call the DAN Hotline.

​DAN Medical Information

​DAN’s emergency and information hotlines are staffed by medically trained diving professionals, our physicians, medics and emergency medical technicians dedicated to providing assistance to divers in need. Our services include medical information, referrals and evacuation assistance. In addition, members benefit from medical support from international diving and hyperbaric physicians.
​Please note that our medical information specialists cannot sell memberships. For these services, please call +27 11 266 4900 during our regular business hours or join or renew directly through the DAN website.

DAN Medical Disclaimer

Divers Alert Network Southern Africa (DANSA) does not provide diagnosis, medical advice, order treatment or prescribe medication. DAN’s medical services are not a replacement for consultation by qualified medical personnel and this email and information service does not constitute a physician-patient relationship. If you are experiencing a life threatening illness or injury, seek immediate medical evaluation or contact emergency medical services. You are solely responsible for your decision to obtain medical assessment, evaluation and/or treatment from a qualified medical professional before making any decision about your health or the health of your family.
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​DAN Emergency Hotline 

​DAN's emergency hotline staff members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide information, assist with care coordination and evacuation assistance. This number should also be used to access the DAN emergency  evacuation benefits and services – even when the emergency is not related to diving.

​DAN Medical Information Line 

​If you have a diving medical query that isn’t an emergency, you can call our medical information line during regular business hours and speak directly to one of our medical information specialists. You can also email your request to danmedic@dansa.org.

​Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

​Many divers have the same questions when it comes to medical conditions and concerns. DAN makes online answers to these questions available to you whenever you need them; if the answers don't give you all the information you need, call our medical information line to find out more or obtain a physician referral.

​Before You Travel

​When it comes to dive travel, a little preparation can save a lot of trouble.

​Physician Referrals.

​DAN maintains a database of doctors worldwide who are trained in dive medicine.

​Online Seminars

​Access to our online dive medicine and safety presentations is a benefit of DAN membership.