Thursday, July 25, 2024

DAN Encourages Divers To Return To Diving Safely


The folks at the Divers Alert Network are encouraging all divers to consider a few important factors before they get back in the water and have created a resource to help you prepare.

According to DAN Vice President of Research Petar Denoble:

“The data consistently show higher rates of incidents in the first dives following periods of not diving. So as divers gear up to get back to it, we’re asking them to take a look at the issues that are most commonly associated with injuries and emergencies.”

Consequently, DAN created to start getting ready for your next dives.

At, you can review important considerations related to your health and fitness, your equipment, your skills and your travel plans — all key elements of dive safety.

DAN Medical Director Jim Chimiak said:

“As a community we’re eager to get underwater again as soon as it’s safe to do so. As divers look ahead to their next opportunity to dive, we want them to be thinking about their entire diving futures. Now is a great time to prepare by refreshing skills, getting in shape, and ensuring gear is in working order.”

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.