The Divers Alert Network and the Indonesia Ministry of Tourism have reiterated their commitment to promoting safe diving practices in Indonesia.
A meeting took place in Jakarta on the sideline of Asia’s largest adventure, diving and marine show, Deep and Extreme Indonesia. The parties aim to build on a memorandum of understanding signed earlier this year. The meeting was between Indonesia Minister of Tourism Dr. Sandiaga Uno as well as DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle and COO Panchabi Vaithiyanathan.
In the coming months, the DAN Indonesia team will promote several new initiatives in the country, including:
- Promoting the new DAN emergency hotline, which is available in English and Bahasa.
- Training medics in the country through DAN’s Academies of Dive Medicine.
- Inspecting recompression chambers
- Training Chamber operators and tenders.
Commenting on the new development, Ziefle said:
“We are so pleased to be working with Minister Uno and his colleagues on this bold initiative…Their enthusiasm — and the enthusiasm of the attendees at the DEEP show — was inspiring. The ministry has embraced the importance of safety in promoting Indonesia as a great place to dive, and we are excited to work alongside them to implement meaningful programs and strategies.”