Welcome from DAN Asia-Pacific's Founder, John Lippmann

Dear Fellow Divers,
DAN Asia-Pacific Founder

Welcome to the website of the Divers Alert Network (DAN) Asia-Pacific, your regional not-for-profit dive safety association. Our mission is to promote safer diving for all recreational divers within this region.

Our website is designed to enable you to easily find important information about DAN and the variety of services we offer, 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Our services include:

    • Diving Emergency Hotlines
    • Membership
    • Dive Injury Insurance
    • Diving medical advisory service
    • Accident management training
    • Research & data collection
    • Accident reporting
    • Product sales
    • … and more
    DAN began in the United States in 1980 in association with Duke University Medical Centre. Since then it has evolved into an international group of affiliated but independent organizations with regional centres in the United States, Europe, Japan and Southern Africa, in addition to Asia-Pacific. In all, our ‘DAN Family’ currently comprises nearly 300,000 DAN Members worldwide.

    DAN Asia-Pacific was established in Australia in 1994 and we have worked long and hard to enhance dive safety education and accident prevention and management within this Region.

    As a not-for-profit association, DAN Asia-Pacific is not owned by any individuals - we are here for our Members. This means that any surplus revenue is directed towards improving DAN services and supporting our Mission. So, by supporting DAN, you are not only supporting yourself, but the recreational diving community in general.

    As your dive safety association we endeavour to provide the most accurate, up-to-date and unbiased information to the diving public on dive safety.

    In the unfortunate event of a dive accident, almost anywhere in the world DAN Members have the benefit of being supported by the largest and most experienced group of professionals dedicated to managing diving accidents.

    If you are not already a DAN Member, we look forward to welcoming you to the ‘DAN family’ and opening up to you the unique range of invaluable DAN Member Benefits.

    To our existing Members we thank you for your ongoing support.

    Safe diving,

    John Lippmann
    Founder, Chariman, Director of Research , DAN Asia-Pacific