DAN Launches 'Just One' Awareness Campaign

Q: How many divers does it take to improve dive safety?
A: Just One.

You. As a member of DAN®, you can help spread the word about safe diving by telling just one person about DAN and encouraging them to join.

Divers Alert Network (DAN®) is using these words to launch its effort to bring dive safety to more divers. DAN, the largest association of recreational scuba divers in the world, has kicked off 2003 with its new "Just One" campaign.

"If all DAN Members recruited just one member over the next year, we could double awareness of dive safety issues and help make our sport safer," notes DAN Director of Marketing Steve Barnett, who is heading up the campaign.

Divers Alert Network, headquartered in Durham, N.C., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association that provides help to all recreational divers in the form of its 24-Hour Diving Emergency Hotline, an 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Medical Information Line, its Recompression Chamber Assistance program, training, safety and educational programs, and ongoing scuba diving research.

DAN Members can help themselves to these services, but they get additional perks, such as:

– DAN TravelAssist Medical Evacuation Assistance;
– Free access to DAN’s Annual Progress Report;
– Alert Diver magazine;
– The DAN Dive and Travel Medical Guide;
– Retail Car Discounts;
– the DAN / MBNA Master Card;
– The DAN TagTM and more.

DAN Member are also eligible for:

– DAN Dive Accident Insurance ó DAN was the first organization to offer accident insurance for divers. Today, divers can choose from the Preferred(tm), Master, or Standard plans to purchase.

The DAN Preferred Plan offers members in the United States and Canada the most comprehensive dive insurance DAN offers, with $250,000 (per occurrence) coverage for all covered in-water skin and scuba diving injuries occurring at any depth, plus additional benefits.

DAN insurance gives members the help they need with the medical bills incurred if they have a diving-related accident.

DAN Members with DAN insurance receive the added benefit of having all their records at DAN. This expedites the timely service they’ll need in the unlikely event of a dive accident.

– Access to the Annual Report on Decompression Illness, Diving Fatalities and Project Dive Exploration – A yearly publication from DAN, this report gives a breakdown of data collected during the calendar year of divers who were injured and died in the United States and Canada. It also includes information from each calendar year on Project Dive Exploration, a research study started by DAN designed to collect dive profile data on real dives and compile information on behavioral and health aspects of divers. It can be downloaded for free by DAN Members only.

For more information on DAN’s "Just One" campaign, or to read more about DAN’s latest projects, go to www.DiversAlertNetwork.org or call 1-800-446-2671 in the United States or Canada or +1-919-684-2948.

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Stephan Whelan
Stephan is the Founder of DeeperBlue.com. His passion for the underwater world started at 8 years-old with a try-dive in a hotel pool on holiday that soon formulated into a passion he pursued in all his spare time. In 1996 his passion for the underwater world led him to setup DeeperBlue.com. When he gets time he enjoys both Freediving and Scuba Diving when not traveling for work or enjoying time with his family in London.

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