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DAN DISPATCH: DAN Receives the 2023 NAUI Award for Innovation 

Q1 2024

Every year the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) recognizes individuals and organizations that make significant contributions to advance the sport of diving and have a noteworthy impact on the dive industry. In 2023 Divers Alert Network received the Award for Innovation, which NAUI presents to those who provide significant innovations to diving and dive education.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: DAN Wraps Up Successful Bring a Buddy Campaign

Q1 2024

DAN is a membership association, which means attracting new divers is essential to the long-term success of our organization. Revenue generated through DAN membership allows us to provide services such as our 24/7 emergency hotline and medical information line. Those funds also support our dive safety research to benefit the global dive community.

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Hachijō-jima’s Sea of Exquisite Fishes

Text and photos by Ned and Anna DeLoach

Q1 2024

On our first trip to Hachijō-jima in 2015, we were in the company of friends on a mission to photograph a scientifically undocumented pygmy seahorse the size of a pumpkin seed. Even after a concerted four-day search, the tiny target eluded our efforts until a single seahorse miraculously materialized in the last minutes of the last dive on the last day.

DCS in Papua New Guinea

By David McNab

Q1 2024

I was diving with my wife, Kristy Hiltz, in remote Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. We had taken all the necessary precautions and dived according to our computers. On what turned out to be our last dive, we sat on a rock ledge at 70 feet for 15 to 20 minutes and then made a slow ascent, completing a full safety stop. As I climbed onto the boat I knew something was wrong, but I thought I needed to drink water and wait for it to pass.

Melissa Ilardo

By Madeline Coombs and Frauke Tillmans, PhD

Q1 2024

Melissa Ilardo, PhD, is passionate about working in the distinct field of genetic analyses on individuals, primarily in Indigenous populations who have adapted to unique lifestyles or environments.

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