Since 1997
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.
0800 020 111
from INSIDE South Africa
+27 828 10 60 10
from OUTSIDE South Africa

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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

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.