Divers Alert Network (DAN) has maintained a diving incident database since 1989. Originally limited to scuba diving incidents, our reports now include open-circuit scuba, breath-hold and rebreather incidents.
Each report is reviewed by members of the DAN Research Department, and the results of this data collection and analysis are anonymized and may be made public for the benefit of the diving community in the DAN Annual Diving Report and in available case summaries.
DAN relies on divers to voluntarily report cases and near misses. No individual shall be identified in any case report published or presented verbally. We appreciate every diver’s time and effort in telling their stories and sharing their insights. Our goal is to create a safe environment for divers to learn from others’ experiences and mistakes.
If you have experienced a near-miss or injury or witnessed an accident while diving, please share your experience with us by reporting the incident.
Important: DO NOT use this reporting system if you want to file an insurance claim or are experiencing a medical emergency.
- If you are experiencing a medical emergency call 911 immediately.
- To file a claim under diving accident or travel insurance, please contact DAN Membership at or call +1 (919) 684-2948, option 1.
- To file a claim or report an incident under your DAN RRG Professional Liability policy, please contact or call +1 (919) 684-2948, option 1, 2, 2.
- If you are suffering from medical issues as a result of an incident and would like to consult a DAN medic, email or call the Medical Information line at +1 (919) 684-2948, option 4.