September 2, 2020 marks the one-year anniversary of the fire aboard the M/V Conception that claimed the lives of 34 divers. To honor these souls, an underwater memorial stone was placed at the site of the tragedy off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, California, USA on August 31, 2020.
DURHAM, NC – November 6, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has released two new e-learning courses for dive professionals, boat operators and anyone interested in learning more about safe diving practices. These courses, designed by DAN’s risk mitigation and training experts, offer those who put divers in the water an opportunity to refine the safety of their operations.
DURHAM, NC – November 11, 2019–Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is encouraging all DEMA Show attendees to stop by Booth 1311 to find out how DAN can help their dive business in 2020. Learn about the many programs DAN offers dive professionals by setting up an appointment for a one-on-one meeting.
DURHAM, NC – December 3, 2019 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is now accepting donations to The DAN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through its year-end giving campaign. This year’s campaign asks divers to envision what diving would be like without DAN’s trusted services such as its 24-hour emergency hotline, medical information line and dive safety resources.
DURHAM, NC – December 18, 2019 – Divers and dive industry organizations have raised US$220,961 for the families who lost loved ones in the Conception disaster. Thirty-four divers perished when the vessel caught fire on September 2 in California’s Channel Islands. One hundred percent of the money raised will be given to the victims’ families.
DURHAM, NC – January 8, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is now accepting applications for the DAN/R.W. “Bill” Hamilton Dive Medicine Research Grant. The year-long, US$10,000 grant supports new or ongoing research projects in one or several areas.
DURHAM, NC – January 15, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is seeking talented undergraduate and graduate students to assist with its dive safety and medical research this summer. Founded in 1999, the DAN Research Internship is a highly competitive program that gives candidates a strong foundation on which to build their careers.
DURHAM, NC – February 19, 2020 – Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) has announced its newest research grant, the Alfred Bove DAN Research Grant for Cardiac Health in Scuba Diving. The grant was established in memory of Dr. Alfred Bove, a cardiologist and dive medicine specialist who contributed significantly to the field of dive medicine.
DURHAM, NC – March 11, 2020 – In light of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), questions have arisen in the dive community about disease transmission when using rental equipment, especially regulators. With the threat of coronavirus on everyone’s minds, divers want to know what precautions are being taken against the spread of […]
DURHAM, NC – April 21, 2020 – It is with great sadness that Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) announces the passing of its former vice president of research, Richard D. Vann, Ph.D. Dr. Vann was an esteemed researcher whose work focused on the physiology of breathing and exercise in special environments and the epidemiology of pressure-change-related injuries. His extensive career spanned more than 60 years.