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Morné Christou is the Chief Executive Officer of DAN Southern Africa. He has a solid background in dive resort management and diving instruction. He also has extensive experience within the diving industry and has a particular interest in diving safety. He continuously promotes dive safety education; support, servicing and training of remote recompression facilities; public relations; marketing, and various dive safety projects. His responsive, ‘can do’ and ‘hands-on’ approach goes a long way towards ensuring that DAN members continue receiving the best quality service possible.

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Jens Dehnke is the General Manager at the DAN Southern Africa office. He is always willing to go the extra mile to get the job done and is an expert on finding smooth paths to solutions to member problems. Always in search of new and better ways to improve the DAN services. With his background in call centre management he will continue to support the medical information and emergency hotline. His work motto is “If our members are happy it means I’m doing a good job”.

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Dr Jack Meintjes is the Medical Director of DAN Southern Africa. He is an occupational medicine specialist and diving medicine expert. He has served as the medical director for DAN-SA since 2007. Dr Meintjes has extensive training and many years of experience in hyperbaric medicine and commercial diving. He is the Course Director for the prestigious Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine programme at the University of Stellenbosch.

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Ann Schwaeble is the Chief Financial Officer of DAN Southern Africa. She joined DAN in 2013 as company director. Her role is to ensure that DAN handles its financial affairs diligently and she keeps tight control over DAN’s budget. Together with Morné Christou, Ann is committed towards building up DAN staff as a team to achieve the highest level of service excellence to its members.

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Laurel is an Emergency Medical Technologist and is responsible for supporting the DAN-SA medical information and emergency hotline during office hours. She has many years’ experience working at Netcare’s call centre and continues to works closely with Netcare when further assistance or evacuation is required. She ensures that DAN members have a uniquely personal experience when accessing DAN’s emergency and medical services. She provides important quality assurance and continuity of care.

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Sel-Marie is in charge of DAN membership services administration. She is the go-to person for membership enquiries. Her pledge is to ensure that DAN membership applications are processed within 48 hours, but her goal is to beat that whenever she and her team can do so.. Sel-Marie’s strength is in her ability to multi-task and to balance workloads with a positive attitude and team approach.

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Dr Hermie Britz is a highly trained and experienced emergency physician. After a hiatus following maternity she rejoined the DAN medical team as assistant medical director in 2011. Her vast experience in emergency medicine, expertise in PFO screening and deep technical diving support make her a prized member of the team.

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Dr Frans Cronjé is the founder of DAN-SA. Following his maxim that “success without succession is failure” he passed on the baton of managing director to Francois Burman in 2011. It remains a source of great joy to him to see how DAN-SA continues to grow. He is happy to offer ongoing support wherever his 20 years plus of diving and hyperbaric expertise may be of value.

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Dr Mike Marshall is the medical director for the St Augustine’s Hyperbaric Medicine Centre. He has supported the DAN hotline as a diving medical doctor since 2002.

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Dr Lourens de Kock is one of the partners in a busy diving, aviation and maritime medical practice in Cape Town.

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Dr Cecilia Roberts is a qualified diving and hyperbaric medicine physician, currently based at the Baromedical facility near Tygerberg hospital in Cape Town, with additional experience in emergency medicine, anaesthesiology and occupational health.

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Dr Gary Morris is a general medical practitioner from Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Dr Ajit Daya currently work in a Cape Town based group private practice covering aviation, diving, occupational health, immigration and travel medicine.  He previously worked in SAMHS for the SA Navy in Underwater and Occupational Health, holding post graduate qualifications in both fields.  He has experience in both military and commercial diving as well as hyperbaric medicine.

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Dr Blanche Andrews completed her BSc (Hons) degree in underwater medicine and previously worked as a submarine and diving doctor for the SA Navy/SAMHS. She currently specialises in occupational medicine at Stellenbosch University.

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Dr LaDonna Rae Davids became involved in diving medicine several years ago when joining the Institute for Maritime Medicine. She is currently the Senior Diving Medical Officer at the SA Navy, involved with both the diving and submarine branches. She has qualified in a number of DAN courses and serves to date as a diving medical doctor for DAN hotline.

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Dr Evert Bouwer has completed his MBChB degree, dive medicine and level 2 operational support qualifications. He is a travel health practitioner and a general practitioner in Durbanville, Cape Town.