Does anyone use DAN, and if so, why?

+3 votes
asked May 3, 2018 in Scuba Diving by Davidb (1,816 points)

5 Answers

+2 votes
answered May 3, 2018 by Cvet (3,369 points)
We have always used DAN. They are a very good origination and truly have divers at heart with research and support.
+2 votes
answered May 4, 2018 by VADiver (940 points)
Absolutely! I have carried dive accident insurance through Divers Alert Network ever since I was enrolled in my open water class. They have very reasonable plans (starting at US$40 per year in the US) and great coverage specific to diving. They also have a 24-hour hotline that is staffed with physicians specializing in dive medicine that you can access any time you have a question about a potential dive injury.

Your primary medical insurance may exclude scuba diving as a hazardous recreational activity and it may not provide coverage when you are traveling out of the country. If it does provide coverage, it may pay only a minimal amount for chamber treatments and there are often large out-of-pocket payments for deductibles and co-pays.

Covered medical dive accident charges include:
* Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment
* Physician's Charges for Hyperbaric Chamber Treatment medical care and surgical operations
* Ambulance transportation by ground, air or marine ambulance services to the nearest Hospital or Hyperbaric Chamber where prescribed care or treatment can be given
* Hospital charges
* Extra transportation costs
* Extra accommodation costs
* Loss of equipment as a result of a diving acciden
+1 vote
answered May 4, 2018 by George1224 (5,147 points)
I do and have ever since I started diving. The insurance is very reasonably priced, plus Its a great organization that helps keep diving safe.
+1 vote
answered May 14, 2018 by richardehyman (2,630 points)
Yes, DAN is a strong helpful organization. Great resources.
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answered Jun 29, 2018 by Scubachuck (1,093 points)
Good insurance and some dive operators would like you to have it.
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