3rd September 2014

** The following information is applicable to residents of the Asia-Pacific only (excluding Japan).
If you reside in another region please review the links at the bottom of this page. It is important that you visit the DAN Website for your region in order to view the coverage options available. **

 

Divers Alert Network Coverage (DAN Asia-Pacifc)

As a diver it's important to be prepared for unexpected diving accidents and illnesses. Being a Member of the Divers Alert Network (DAN) means that wherever you live or dive around the world you have peace of mind knowing that DAN, the experts in diver accident management, is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident/illness.

Who is DAN?

The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training. The organisation has 30+ years of experience and worldwide membership presently exceeds 300,000.

Why is it so important to be protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?

Essentially, it’s all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely dive accidents and illnesses. It’s essential that divers have a reputable organisation to call, that is highly experienced and knowledgeable in the management of dive accidents, and will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness. And then there is the issue of cost. DAN protection ensures the diver will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty bill in the event of an accident or illness.

Examples of Divers Requiring Emergency Evacuation & Treatment

Solomon Islands

A paralysed diver was evacuated from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AUD$90,000 (as an aircraft had to be sourced from far away). In addition, the treatment costs were in excess of US$30,000, plus on-going expenses.

Truk Lagoon

A diver was evacuated from Truk Lagoon to Guam as the local chamber did not have staff ready to treat this diver requiring urgent care. The short flight cost $60,000. The diver underwent one 5-hour treatment and then spent a further 5-days in hospital at an additional cost of US$10,000.

DAN Asia-Pacific Coverage (12-months Worldwide Protection)

The following information is relevant to residents of the Asia-Pacific only (excl Japan).

1. Membership

DAN AP Membership provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage for diving and non-diving accidents/illnesses so long as the applicant is 80km from their residential address. (Note: The 80km restriction is waived in the event of a diving accident only when a Member elects to add on a level of Dive Injury Insurance)

Note: A DAN Family Membership is available. CLICK HERE for the "Family" definition.

2. Optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance

There are several plans available to Members at the time of becoming a DAN AP Member. Each plan offers a different level of coverage designed to cover treatment and certain other costs associated with a covered diving accident.

Note: The Treatment Insurance plans are per person. Non-diving family members can elect to take out no treatment insurance. Each diving family members can also elect to take out a different level of treatment insurance.

Membership + Treatment Insurance = Comprehensive Coverage for Divers.

CLICK HERE for more information regarding the optional Dive Injury Treatment Insurance Plans, as well as a Comparison Table. Note: The Standard Plan offers coverage for decompression illness only. Any
in-water accidents resulting from scuba-diving, snorkelling, freediving or spearfishing that require treatment are not covered under the Standard Plan.

CLICK HERE to review the prices for DAN Membership and the Dive Injury Treatment Insurance Plans.

CLICK HERE to read more about DAN Membership Benefits.

CLICK HERE for some Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to DAN Membership Insurance.

CLICK HERE to Commence the Sign-Up Process (for residents of the Asia-Pacific ONLY)

Note: It is also important to note no coverage is payable for a scuba diving activity, snorkelling or breathhold diving activity as part of a contest, competition or record attempt.

Walindi Plantation Resort is a supporter of DAN Asia-Pacific so when you join online be sure to enter DS-0447 in the Referral Field at the top of the form.

Joining DAN: For Residents Outside the Asia-Pacific Region

Divers need to apply for coverage via the DAN Branch that looks after the region for which they reside.

Select from the links below based on your country of residence to Join DAN:

DAN America (www.diversalertnetwork.org )
DAN Europe (www.daneurope.org )
DAN Southern Africa (www.dansa.org)
DAN Japan (www.danjapan.gr.jp)
DAN Brazil (www.danbrasil.org.br/)

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