AS YOU MAKE PLANS TO DIVE THIS SUMMER, remember that an important benefit of DAN membership is access to DAN Medical Services. Our team of EMTs, paramedics, nurses, and doctors helps divers in three primary ways:
- Providing information about diving with various medical conditions
- Referring divers to local physicians who can evaluate their fitness to dive
- Providing 24/7 emergency medical assistance
DAN medical staff are available to answer your questions about diving with cardiovascular conditions, musculoskeletal injuries, psychological diagnoses, dental issues, ear and eye problems, and much more.
Beyond simply passing along expert opinions or the latest research, DAN medical staff seek to educate callers, providing them with criteria for making good decisions and giving them questions to ask their personal physicians. DAN Medical Services is available to medical professionals as well, and many callers are physicians or other health-care providers.
If you experience a dive emergency or symptoms after diving, first call local emergency medical services, and then call the DAN Emergency Hotline (+1-919-684-9111). We’re standing by 24/7/365.
If you have questions about fitness to dive or diving with a particular medical condition, or you would like a referral to a doctor in your area who has training in dive medicine, call the DAN Medical Information line (+1-919-684-2948). We’re available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
© Alert Diver — Q2 2022