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DAN Announces Craig Cook As A New Board Member

The Divers Alert Network has announced that Craig Cook M.D. has joined its board of directors.

Cook brings a wealth of experience to the DAN board. He is a DAN referral physician, dive instructor, and technical diver, with significant experience caring for patients in isolated locations. Cook’s  medical specializations include:

  • Anesthesiology.
  • Undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
  • Sports medicine.
  • Wilderness medicine.

Over his career, Cook has served as diving medical officer on various expeditions around the world including the Phoenix Islands, Antarctica, and Line Island.

According to DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle:

“For an organization like DAN it’s incredibly valuable to have leaders who have personally managed diving emergencies in remote settings. Craig Cook is a lifelong adventurer and explorer, and he understands the risks divers face. Dr. Cook’s considerable experience and accomplishments as well as his current work in hyperbaric medicine and dive safety will make him an indispensable resource for DAN. We are delighted to have him on the board.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for