DAN offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you’re a diver, a dive business owner, or a medical professional, we hope to see you in an upcoming webinar, continuing medical education course, or trade show.
Lobster Mini-Season Safety Tips
How you can prepare for a safe and successful hunt.
Live Event: Thursday, July 22th, 2021 6:30PM ET
Without a doubt, Florida Lobster Mini-Season is one of the most popular dive events of the year. Statistically speaking, this annual event is also one of the most dangerous. During this talk, we will take a look at incidents in the past 15 years that have cast a shadow over this popular event and discuss ways that you can prepare for a safe and successful hunt. We hope you’ll join us!We hope you’ll join us!
Q&A with DAN Safety Services
Real questions, enlightening answers from your dive safety experts.
Live Event: Thursday, July 15th, 2021 3PM ET
This webinar will highlight some of the most important safety-related questions posed to DAN during the past two years. Featuring inquiries from divers, dive operators, and dive professionals, these questions and answers will be of interest to all.
With a focus on preventable but recurring accidents, we’ll cover a variety of situations, from what the diver should do to what the diver should expect from the dive operator. Participants are encouraged to come prepared with their own dive safety questions, as the answers may be relevant and helpful to everyone. We hope you’ll join us!
Exploring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for divers.
Live Event: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 7PM ET
This webinar will cover what we know about COVID-19 and diving after a year and a half living with the pandemic. We’ll discuss the global path to immunity, and how different vaccination rates -with different vaccines- may impact affect the epidemiological situation on in several popular dive locations destinations as they reopen. This will be particularly useful as you plan your next for anyone planning international travel. Many other COVID-19 related areas will be discussed and we hope you can join us.
Return To Diving Safely
Your guide to getting back in the water
Live Event: Thursday, May 20th, 2021 7PM ET
Have you been out of the water for a while? Whether it was the pandemic, your health, or life in general that put diving on hold for you, it’s important to set yourself up for a safe and successful return. This webinar will cover the essentials of preparation: health and fitness considerations, ensuring your equipment and dive skills are up to date, and getting ready for travel. We hope you can join us.
Environmental Considerations For Disinfection
Keep your divers safe while being aware of the environment
Live Event: Thursday, April 15th, 2021 7PM ET
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, divers and dive operators are realizing the important role that cleaning and disinfecting dive gear plays in minimizing the spread of illnesses. However, some cleaners can be harsh or destructive to the environment and can have a severe impact on marine life if not handled properly.
This webinar will explore how to choose an environmentally friendly product, how to effectively clean your dive equipment and how to dispose of the product safely after use. These best practices can be incorporated into your daily cleaning procedures to help your divers remain safe and healthy while doing your part to preserve our precious environment. We hope you can join us.
The Research Roadmap
2021 & Beyond
Live Event: Thursday, March 18, 2021 7PM ET
At DAN our goal is to make diving safer for everyone. To achieve this, we rely on help from divers, physicians and scientists around the world who contribute ideas and solutions that enhance our understanding of how diving affects the human body. Our multidisciplinary approach in diving science combines human physiology, biomedical engineering, surveillance of injuries and fatalities, and population-health initiatives.
In this webinar, DAN director of research Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., will explain where DAN research is going in 2021 and beyond and outline how divers can participate in DAN research projects.
Pressure Change and Barotrauma
How diving affects the body’s air-filled spaces
Live Event: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7PM ET
The pressure changes associated with diving have significant effects on the lungs, ears, sinuses and other gas-filled cavities of the human body. In this lecture, Matias Nochetto, M.D., discusses the mechanisms and outcomes of barotraumas in diving — from the mundane to the rare and bizarre. With a better understanding of how barotraumas happen, divers and dive professionals will be better able to both prevent and treat them.