Diver Protection Insurance
Why diver protection insurance?
During our scuba training we learn how to minimize our risk while scuba diving and how to plan and conduct dives within safe limits, making scuba diving one of the safest sports on the planet. Unfortunately, despite all of our best efforts, accidents can still happen. Diver protection insurance offers piece of mind that you are financially covered should you require medical care or evacuation during a dive vacation. Often regular health insurance programs will not cover the types of treatment required for diving injuries, but diver protection insurance fills those gaps 100%.
We consider diver protection insurance as essential as mask, snorkel, and fins. The best part: It costs less than $100 per year. It's a small price to pay for such great benefits, making it one of the best values in diving.
How do I get my own diver protection insurance?
We recommend diver protection insurance offered by Divers Alert Network (DAN). You can review the various insurance plans and sign-up for your insurance program online at www.diversalertnetwork.org.
Who is DAN?
The Divers Alert Network. "We are divers helping divers.
DAN is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization that provides emergency medical advice and assistance for underwater diving injuries, and underwrites a wide range of research, education and training programs that promote safe diving. DAN is supported by more than 200,000 fellow divers with a further 60,000 international divers supporting DAN Europe, DAN Japan, DAN Southeast Asia Pacific and DAN Southern Africa.
DAN started in 1980 in association with Duke University Medical Center, initiating the 24-Hour Diving Emergency Hotline for dive accidents and providing emergency assistance and evacuation. It was quickly followed by a 9-5 information service and our award-winning magazine, Alert Diver, devoted to your safety as a scuba diver.
DAN was the first to initiate insurance for the specialized recompression or other medical or evacuation services required in the event of a dive accident. DAN has trained medical staff on call to assist you in the event of a dive emergency. DAN initiated the use of emergency oxygen first aid programs and is the largest distributor of emergency oxygen equipment for the treatment of dive injuries.
DAN remains focused on service to the community of recreational divers. We provide the most accurate up-to-date and unbiased information to the diving public, especially on diving safety. Examine this website and see for yourself the wide range of services DAN offers each and every day for you, the diver."
Source: Divers Alert Network websitehttp://www.diversalertnetwork.org/about/welcome.asp