Student Dive Cover

DAN's Student Dive Cover is free of charge to entry-level students from the first pool session to the qualifying dive or for a duration of six weeks. Recreational dive, freediving and spear fisherman entry-level students are all eligible.

Student Package

For the entry-level diver


per 6 weeks or once qualified

Instructors can register their students or students can self-register themselves

Please be advised that only instructors registered with DAN Southern Africa as Master a member and resides within the DAN Southern Africa region can use this service, for instructors from any other region kindly follow this link to the International DAN website.

The DAN Southern Africa regional consists of the following countries; South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Zaire, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles and Mauritius.

R300 000 Dive Cover
Evacuation Assistance
International Dive Cover
Valid within DAN-SA Region
Depth Limit 18 meters

Processing Time

All applications are usually processed within 2-days. If you don't hear from us within 2-days after submitting an application please contact the DAN-SA office directly on +27 11 266 4900 or at [email protected] Please note that the DAN administrative office is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Why Student Medical Cover

While learning to dive is relatively safe, there are inherent risks. From minor injuries such as ear issues or a slip-and-fall to more serious dive related injuries, this coverage helps ensure you can learn confidently knowing you’re protected.
Some health insurance plans exclude coverage for adventure sport and scuba diving injuries. Others may have large deductibles or co-pays for treatment.
Students can get hurt during training and medical treatment can cost thousands.

Go Ahead - Dive In


A new world is about to open up to you filled with breathtaking discoveries and once-in-a- lifetime experiences. Go ahead - dive in. Your dive centre and instructor are committed to your safety. Which is why, as a precaution, you will be enrolled in DAN’s Student Medical Expense Coverage program.

This complimentary insurance, fully subsidised by DAN, covers you in the unlikely event of a dive injury during your entry-level training. As a diving-related injury or illness can set you back thousands, it pays to be prepared. While you focus on learning to dive and getting comfortable underwater, DAN has you covered should an unexpected incident occur - above or below water

Join DAN Once You're Certified

Your coverage lasts for 6 weeks after course registration or until your last certifying dive, whichever comes first. We encourage you to join nearly 500,000 divers worldwide who believe in DAN’s mission of dive safety. The cost is only is only R1 555 per year  and profits are reinvested into dive safety education and research for the benefit of the entire dive community.

Members Enjoy These Benefits

Medical assistance and emergency evacuation when traveling
A subscription to Alert Diver magazine
Monthly updates regarding the latest in dive safety and health information.
Access to DAN’s 24/7 Emergency Hotline plus our Medical Information line for non-urgent health and diving issues.

Useful Information

Enrol today! DAN's Student Dive Cover is free of charge to entry-level students from the first pool session to the qualifying dive or for a duration of six weeks. 

Eligibility to participate! Student Diver Cover is open to any entry-level diver. The student can be registered by a certified instructor teaching in the DAN-SA region who is an active DAN-SA Master member. Students have the ability to make use of the self-registration process. Use the link below and simply reference the name, surname and DAN number of the instructor along with your basic details. 

Free-divering & Spear Fishening  Students

Freediving and spear fishing instructors who are active DAN members and teach a recognised course within the DAN Southern Africa region can register their freediving and spear fishing entry-level students for the free DAN Student Dive Cover package. The recognised course details need to be specified on the application for registration.