We Owe Our Success To You

Each year, DAN strengthens its commitment to serving the dive community, and we owe our success to you. Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to dedicate additional resources to preventing incidents, managing injuries and saving lives.

Our most recent safety initiative, DAN’s Return to Diving Safely Program, is an example of an important program made possible through your involvement.

View DAN’s Charitable Solicitation Disclosure Statement

Friends of DAN pledging $100 or more receive this
limited-edition “Helping Divers Since 1980” t-shirt for donations
made online or postmarked between 11/1/21-1/31/22.


How Can You Help?

When you donate to DAN, you can choose exactly how you want to help. Select the programs that are most important to you on the online donation form to make the difference you desire.

Nurse sits behind the desk of an available hyperbaric chamber

Recompression Chamber Assistance Program

Since 1993, DAN’s Recompression Chamber Assistance Program (RCAP) has provided vital assistance to recompression chambers to ensure that safe, quality care is available for divers. For 20 years, this program has focused on smaller, independently operated facilities in popular dive destinations around the world. Your tax-deductible donation will support chambers in need of operational assessments, staff training, equipment evaluation, upgrades and replacements.


General Fund

A donation to DAN’s general fund will be distributed based on where the need is greatest. It may provide additional funding for the DAN Emergency Hotline and Medical Information Line or help support relevant and timely research projects or internship programs.


Emergency Hotline

DAN medics are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist divers and medical personnel in managing dive emergencies. This is the hotline through which DAN has been there for divers for 40 years, ensuring that no diver ever has to face an emergency alone.


DAN Emergency Oxygen Kit includes an O2 cylinder and mask

Oxygen Grant Programs

DAN provides emergency oxygen units to individuals, businesses and organizations that have a connection to diving or aquatics and have a genuine need for oxygen equipment. These programs are funded entirely by donations.

In 2016, DAN created the EO2 Matching Grant program to increase the number of oxygen units available to divers and reach more dive operators in need. Through this program, DAN contributes 50% of the price of an oxygen unit to a dive professional in need.


A male and female diver pose for the camera. Silver fish are in the background.

The DAN Endowment

The DAN Endowment exists to ensure continuous support for DAN’s Mission — today and in the future. Your gift will be added to the principal of the fund and never spent.

Gifts of all amounts are accepted for the DAN Endowment, and each can be designated as an unrestricted gift or as a gift in support of research. A named fund under the DAN Endowment may be established with a minimum gift of US$10,000 and can be set up to support endowed unrestricted funding or endowed research funding. Please contact DAN directly or call us at +1 (919) 684-2948 if you wish to set up this type of gift.

Available Endowment Funds

The Peter B. Bennett Endowed Research Fund

This fund honors the contributions of Peter B. Bennett, Ph.D., D.Sc., founder, president and chief executive officer of Divers Alert Network from its establishment in 1980 to his retirement on June 30, 2003. Dr. Bennett served DAN for 23 years, providing guidance and leadership. During his tenure, DAN became the world’s largest nonprofit international member organization dedicated to dive safety.

The Peter B. Bennett Endowed Research Fund was established to provide support for research initiatives conducted by and in conjunction with DAN Research. Available income from the fund is used to support these research initiatives in support of dive safety.

The Michael J. Norwood Memorial Research Fund

Michael Norwood was an avid diver who never tired of the scuba diving experience and enjoyed every opportunity he found to explore the underwater world. He believed part of that exploration included expanding our knowledge of diving health and safety.

On Dec. 6, 2003, Michael met an untimely death while scuba diving in Palau, filming an episode of the History Channel program Deep Sea Detectives, of which he was the co-host.

Named in memory of Michael, the Michael J. Norwood Memorial Research Fund provides DAN with funding for research initiatives conducted by DAN Research.

The Research Fund

Unrestricted Fund


CHARITABLE SOLICITATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Financial and other information about Divers Alert Network’s purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by contacting Jeanette Moore at 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705, (919) 684-2948, www.dan.org, or for residents of the following states, as stated below. 

Florida: CH No. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA OR AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, from the Secretary of State. Michigan: MICS No. 13684. Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Divers Alert Network may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504- 6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htmNew York: A copy of our most recently filed financial report is available from the Charities Registry on the New York State Attorney General’s website at www.charitiesnys.com or, upon request, by contacting the New York State Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, or us at 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705. You may obtain information on charitable organizations from the New York State Office of the Attorney General at www.charitiesnys.com or (212) 416-8401. North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 814-5400 (outside of North Carolina). Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Divers Alert Network may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218. Washington: From the Charities Program at 1-800-332-4483, or www.sos.wa.gov/charitiesWest Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request. 

CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW. REGISTRATION IN A STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION OF DIVERS ALERT NETWORK BY THE STATE