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Divers Alert Network

Contact Information

Dan Orr, Director of Operations
6 West Colony Place
Durham, NC 27705

800-446-2671 (Voice - Toll-free),
919-684-9111 (Voice), Diving Emergency Hotline (collect calls accepted)
919-490-6630 (FAX),
919-493-3040 (FAX), Medical Department

Internet Resources


Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit medical, education and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of scuba divers and is associated with the diving and hyperbaric medical centers at the University of California at San Diego and University of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1980, DAN has served as a lifeline for the scuba industry by operating diving's only 24-hour emergency hotline, a lifesaving service for injured divers. Additionally, DAN operates a diving medical information line, conducts vital diving medical research, and develops and provides a number of educational programs for everyone from beginning divers to medical professionals.


DAN's publications include the Dive and Travel Medical Guidel, DAN's Emergency Handbook, Scuba Diving in Safety and Health, Annual Recreational Diving Accident Statistics and other educational brochures and posters. Serial publication: Alert Diver (magazine), bimonthly--news and features on diving safety and diving medicine.


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6.7.12: Inactivated - org. does not meet refresh criteria - RY


Date Entered: 9/1/1997
Date Edited: 5/31/2011
Date Revised: 10/22/2006 3:24:52 PM
Health Referral Number: HR2345
Accession Number: DP91A1032

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