The DAN-SA temporary membership benefit was intended for dive charters seeking something to cover their guests as well as persons going on diving vacations at short notice and not yet convinced of the need for an annual DAN-SA membership package. The maximum cover is restricted to R300 000 and this may indeed not be enough for a diver to be evacuated, treated and returned home in many of the popular diving locations around the world. however, this amount is usually sufficient for someone to be evacuated and treated within Southern Africa, where we can manage the resources and service providers more directly.
This package is premised on the basis that the excursion membership package is available for diving in areas where there are at least suitable medical facilities, including a recompression chamber facility, or at least where these can be reached realistically. It is not suitable for areas where evacuation is almost impossible and there are no recompression facilities. Please also note that any evacuation to South Africa or the country of residence within Southern Africa implies that all cover ceases on arrival in the country of residence.
These are the countries that fall under the DAN-SA region: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Madagascar, Comores, Seychelles and Mauritius.