Saturday, May 18, 2024

David Charash Named 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year


The Divers Alert Network and Rolex have announced that Dr. David Charash has been selected as the 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year.

Charash is a board-certified emergency medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine physician who has been caring for injured divers since 1993.

Early in his career, he recognized the need for quality education for both divers and those in the medical community who care for them. Charash has developed workshops, symposiums, lectures, and a podcast (Fitness in Diving) about dive medicine, safety, and technology.

Charash has lectured at the US Coast Guard Academy and the Naval Undersea Medical Institute and is an advisor to the diving control board at the New England Aquarium. He supports recreational, commercial and public safety divers through medical care, evaluations, education and training. He’s also a DAN referral physician, a DAN Instructor and most recently, a volunteer with DAN’s Research Department.

Check out a video about the 2022 award featuring Charash below.

David Charash Named 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year
David Charash Named 2022 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year
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.