Your Adventure! Your Safety!

DAN has always been about the partnership between our organisation and the scuba divers who support it. DAN Members enjoy great benefits, including a 24 hour emergency Hotline, Travel Assistance, Alert Diver magazine and access to industry-leading dive cover products. But the best benefit is being a part of and supporting the largest association of scuba divers dedicated to diving safety.

Emergency Hotline

+27 828 10 60 10

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.

Your Safety Partner

For divers who want the best

DAN is supported by membership dues and dive accident cover. Through its non-profit efforts DAN first recognised the need for scuba divers to have cover to help cover the cost of treatment for scuba diving injuries. DAN fulfilled that need by developing diving’s first dive accident cover program, still the industry leader 20 years later.

Dive cover

Available to recreational divers, freedivers & spear fisherman

Safety Tips

We promote safe diving

Staying fit and going for regular medical check-ups promotes safe diving. The DAN Blog provides you with all the necessary and up-to-date dive safety and medical tips. Your adventure! Your safety! 

travel notice

Tell us about your next dive adventure

The travel notification is to ensure that our team knows when you travel abroad, Your information helps us assist with fast and speedy service when you need it the most.  Download our smart guide to travel. Whether you are taking a 24-hour flight to Fiji or a 23-minute drive to shore, all diving involves some form of travel. Our smart guide will help you prepare for your dive trip.

Temporary Dive Cover

For divers planning short dive trips

Alert Diver

Dive safety magazine

The Alert Diver magazine is dedicated to dive medicine and written by DAN experts from all over the world. It provides insight into dive medicine, the latest in DAN statistics, research, safety and training. It’s a gateway to enriching your knowledge of dive safety.

Safety Resources

When you need help call the hotline

One of DAN’s best-known resources is the 24-hour DAN Emergency Hotline, which stands ready every hour of the day to help scuba divers in need. But DAN offers a number of non-emergency resources as well, including the DAN Information Line, medical FAQs, online seminars and video lectures, articles, quizzes and more.

Free student dive cover

Peace of mind for students & instructors


Fun & useful resources

The power of infographics can change the way you learn about DAN Southern Africa. Use our materials and best practices to improve your safety and diving activities.

Diving Report

Better understand dive injuries

Fatalities and serious diving injuries are rare and often seem to be associated with unsafe behaviours or hazardous conditions, but they can occur without apparent cause. Understanding the contributing factors could lead to safer diving. The primary goal of DAN's Annual Diving Report on Diving Incidents, Injuries and Fatalities is to further this understanding.

Dive Expedition

The ultimate dive adventure