DAN’s international members will appreciate the new site, which is located at http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/s
It is similar in format and content to the English-language version, only in Spanish, of course. The big difference is that since it is geared toward Latin America, there is a full listing of medical coordinators for emergencies and their contact information in areas stretching from Mexico and the Caribbean to Chile and Argentina in South America.
Also on the website are:
- The DAN Mission and Vision Statement; Welcome statement from Dr. Peter B. Bennett, DAN founder and former president
- History of DAN
- Membership benefits
- Insurance plans
- DAN first aid training programs
- News and events of DAN activities of interest to Latin America
"This will be a tremendous benefit to DAN and our growing membership in Latin America," said Elizabeth Carrasquillo, Latin American Coordinator for DAN. "Latin Americans are now able to obtain information in Spanish on dive health, safety and research. They will be able to enter new and renewing memberships, research DAN membership benefits, programs and services, as well as contact DAN via email – all in a timely and more cost-effective manner."
Some sections in the English DAN website, such as the product catalog, were too large for translation, so for those parts, links have been provided back to the original site, while noting that the material or information is available only in English.
As with the DAN website in English, non-DAN members may access the site for free, except for a few areas restricted as benefits for members only.