Publication Library

Welcome to the DAN Publication Library.

DAN provides free access to publications, articles and reports written and/or edited by DAN staff covering subjects related to dive research, medicine and safety. You can read about current research topics in the Dive Lab Blog or view the online archive of Alert Diver magazine for research, medical and safety-related articles.

The DAN Publication Library includes the following:

  • Annual Diving Reports: A summary and analysis of diving incidents and fatalities reported to DAN for every year from 1988 to today
  • Risk Assessment Guides for dive professionals, dive operators and recompression facilities (most recent version)
  • DAN workshop proceedings: Focusing on a single dive-safety-related topic, these workshops bring together experts in diving procedures, medicine and physiology to evaluate the current state of the art and future considerations

The Dive Lab Blog

Dive deeper into scuba diving research with The Dive Lab — the blog dedicated to dive safety research. The Dive Lab blog, is an ideal resource for dive professionals and operators to stay up-to-date on current dive and health-related studies and engage in discussions of critical dive safety topics.

Alert Diver

Alert Diver, the flagship publication of DAN, has a robust online archive. With articles focusing on health-related issues, first-person accounts, equipment safety, risk mitigation, diving tips and more, divers and dive operators can enjoy relevant and informative articles.