Making informed decisions about dive safety requires reliable information. Through our public safety campaigns, DAN collects, analyzes and interprets dive incident data and presents it in formats useful to divers. When it comes to improving risk management and reducing incidents, understanding the various relevant factors is crucial.

Safe Boating Guidelines

To prevent injuries and death by propeller and vessel strikes, divers and boaters must be proactively aware of one another. Make sure to check local regulations before leaving the dock.

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Lobster Mini-Season Safety

Each lobster season is marked by unexpected injuries and fatalities as divers rush to get into the water. Florida’s mini-season alone sees, on average, two dive fatalities each year.

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Breathing Gas Contamination

Health effects on divers vary depending on the contaminant. The most severe symptoms of breathing contaminated gas are impaired judgment and loss of consciousness, both of which may be deadly underwater.

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