Through this program, DAN provides emergency oxygen units to businesses, organizations and associations in the diving and aquatic communities that demonstrate a need.
- Applicant must have a connection to diving, whether recreational, public service, scientific or commercial
- Applicant must have a demonstrable need
- Applicant must be trained in the use and administration of emergency oxygen for divers
- Applicant must be able to provide a central, safe and accessible location to store the oxygen unit where it will do the most good; if the oxygen unit cannot be immediately accessible, signs must be displayed to show it is available and where it is
Please note that the Oxygen Grant Program is only available to eligible candidates in the Americas.
EO2 Matching Grant
The EO2 Matching Grant is offered to DAN members who serve the industry in a professional capacity — dive instructors, store owners and dive facility operators. Through this program, DAN contributes 50% of the cost of the oxygen unit.
- Applicant must have a connection to diving
- Applicant must be a current DAN member
- Must be trained in the use and administration of emergency oxygen for divers.
- Only one grant per member (lifetime)
To request a matching grant, download the DAN Matching Grant Application and submit the completed application to . (Para solicitar la donación de una unidad de oxígeno en español, utilice este formulario.)
Please note that the Matching Grant Program is only available to eligible candidates in the Americas.
Q. How do you decide what oxygen unit an applicant receives?
Decisions regarding which oxygen unit is awarded will be determined based on the details provided in the application.
Q. Why do I need to submit my operating budget?
Requests for financial assistance require us to confirm your financial need. We keep all budget information confidential.
Q. Who pays for maintenance of the oxygen unit?
All costs for maintenance and replacement supplies are the responsibility of the recipient.
Q. We have EMTs and paramedics. Why do we have to take an oxygen provider course with specialized training for treating diving injuries?
We want to ensure that people are trained in the use of equipment specific to scuba diving and aquatic emergencies. Since these areas are relatively unique, most standard first aid courses and courses for medical professionals do not cover these areas specifically.
Q. Where does the grant money come from?
Money to fund the oxygen grant programs comes from DAN as well as from member and donor contributions.