The 1733 Shipwrecks of the Florida Keys

Research has proven the importance of shipwrecks in marine environments and two leading researchers are continuing to preach that message in the Florida Keys.

Several submerged cannons in the waters in the Florida Keys

Program Spotlight: Coast Guard Approves DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid

Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack; more than 2,000 Americans will have one on any given day. Heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere and can be deadly without immediate medical intervention. A CPR certification will enable you to save a life no matter where you are. DAN created its Basic Life Support (BLS): CPR and First Aid course to give people the knowledge and skills they need to recognize and respond to some of the most common emergency situations.

DAN Member Profile: Stephanie Arne

DAN member Stephanie Arne is the first female host of Mutual of Omaha’s Animal Kingdom. Read more about Stephanie’s story and why she is a DAN member.

Stephanie Arne Headshot in water

Conservation Success in Indonesia

Raja Ampat started a massive conservation effort in 2010 to protect populations of sharks and manta rays. Since the effort began, the sharks and manta rays look much healthier. Learn more.

Pod of devil rays swimming happily

A New Chamber in Cozumel

A new hyperbaric chamber was opened in Cozumel to ensure divers get the top-notch care they deserve. Read more about the Cozumel chamber.

Two people monitor those in hyperbaric chamber

Great White Scavengers

Great white sharks are the ocean’s largest predatory fish yet not much is known about them. Learn more about a recent study on great white sharks. The study had the researchers rethinking what they previously knew about these sharks.

Great white shark tears apart a whale carcass

Harvesting Divers Update

Honduran lobster divers regularly dive far beyond safe limits. These divers come primarily from the communities of Miskito Indians living in eastern Honduras and Nicaragua, and they make as many as 14 to 16 dives a day to 100 feet or more for 12 straight days. On occasion they dive as far offshore as four […]

Two men of color inspect a green oxygen cylinder

DAN Member Profile: Mandy-Rae Cruickshank

Mandy-Rae Cruickshank is an international freediving champion — and a DAN member. Read more about Cruickshank and why she loves DAN.

Female freediver heads straight down

Saving Seagrass, Saving Reefs

Seagrass beds are excellent places for marine life to live and thrive, but dwindling locations threaten the overall environment. Read more about the importance of seagrass beds.

Spinning boat propeller near lush seagrass