While vacationing in Cairns, a tourist suffered delayed-onset symptoms from a poisonous spider bite. Read more about the harrowing story and required evacuation.
DAN is available to help in all emergencies — not just ones that are dive related. Thanks to DAN, a woman received life-saving kidney stone removal and emergency transportation.
Err on the side of caution should unusual symptoms present after a dive. One DAN member experienced a rash and concentration issues. Read more about how DAN was able to help this diver.
Technical divers regularly push beyond the limits of recreational diving, so we prepare for emergencies with contingencies neatly checked off like a detailed shopping list. Learn more about how DAN handled an incident.
No one likes getting sick on vacation, but one individual had a hard experience trying to file a claim with their primary insurance provider. One call to DAN, and it was smoothed over.
A DAN member was in a horrible car accident in the Namibia savanna. He was left badly injured and had to wait hours for emergency services. Read more about how DAN was there for this member.
A routine dive unfortunately did not go according to plan and resulted in a diver getting bent. Read his story and how DAN helped him every step of the way.
Severe neck and shoulder pain plagued one diver after a day of scuba diving in the South Pacific. The pain worsened and other symptoms developed, but local treatments were not an option. Thanks to DAN, treatments were coordinated.
While in Mexico’s Baja peninsula, a freediver experienced a bad cut on his had from his speargun. It was caused by lack of attention and hurt badly. Thankfully, DAN was there to help.
Our checkout dive was easy, with a maximum depth of 75 feet for 50 minutes. The current was slight, and the visibility was spectacular — an ideal first dive. It closed with a nice, slow ascent and a three-minute safety stop. When we returned to the boat, I felt a sudden tingling in my right foot followed by a dull ache in my knee. I assumed the worst, thinking I had decompression sickness (DCS). When I reviewed the dive in my mind, however, that seemed impossible.