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BECOME A DAN MEMBER TODAY!

DAN members have a passion for the water, a quest for knowledge and love of community. So be part of something bigger. Join nearly 500,000 divers worldwide and experience valuable benefits to make you a safer, smarter diver.

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is the world’s most recognised and respected dive safety organisation comprised of dive professionals and medical experts dedicated to supporting divers. Through research, medical services, educational programs and global response initiatives.

For over 20-years, DAN has created an extensive network capable of providing divers around the world with vital services. Everyday divers rely upon DAN for dive safety
information and health guidance. They know that in event of emergency, we’ll be there for them - no matter where adventure takes them.

PROTECTION

Smart divers’ benefit from this opportunity. The cost of a dive accident can exceed R200,000 a cost that isn’t always covered by primary insurance. But don’t worry, as a DAN member, you have access to the industry’s leading dive accident cover.

DAN offers comprehensive plans that provide protection and peace-of-mind in the event of a dive accident for far less than the cost of an unplanned event.

DAN’s Dive Accident Cover Plans are recognised worldwide providing secondary coverage of up to R900,000 and paying 100% of eligible expenses.

CHOOSE YOUR DAN COVER PLAN

ANNUAL COVER
It takes less that 10 minutes to sign up for Annual Dive Cover as a recreational diver, freediver or spear fisherman. DAN dive cover includes payment for the cost of hospitalisation, medical and hyperbaric treatment, and certain other costs associated with diving-related accidents. Get up to R900,000 of emergency dive cover.

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TEMPORARY COVER
Sign up for Temporary Dive Cover as a recreational diver, free-diver or spear fisherman. With the temporary dive cover package you know that your dive trip is covered, it gives you peace of mind when you are on the move and is taken for increments of five days at a time. Cover is limited to diving outside your country of residence and only covers dive related emergencies. Cover limit of R300,000.

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STUDENT COVER
DAN's Student Cover (open water or equivalent courses) is free of charge to entry-level students from the first pool session to the qualifying dive or for a duration of six weeks. Recreational dive, freediving and spear fisherman entry-level students are all eligible. Cover limit of R300,000. This complimentary dive cover, fully subsidised by DAN, covers entry-level students in the unlikely event of a dive injury during their entry-level training. As a diving-related injury or illness can be costly, it pays to be prepared. While entry-level students focus on learning to dive and getting comfortable underwater, DAN has them covered should an unexpected incident occur — above or below water.

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SUPPORT DIVE SAFETY
When you support DAN, you support the organization’s ongoing efforts to reduce dive injuries and improve first response and medical treatment. One hundred percent of DAN’s profits are reinvested in research, medical services and programs that make diving safer for all divers. As a diver, you need DAN — and DAN needs you.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE GEAR
Every day, divers and emergency-response personnel around the world trust DAN’s oxygen units and first-aid kits to perform in an emergency. That’s because DAN’s products have been developed, tested and refined with input from leading doctors and researchers to meet the discriminating requirements of the diving community. Be ready to respond. Explore the DAN Shop to make sure you are prepared with the latest safety equipment to effectively handle any dive emergency.

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BE PREPARED BEFORE YOUR DIVE

Enroll in DAN’s Free Online Prepared Diver Course
The human body wasn’t designed to breathe underwater, but with the right equipment and proper training, almost anyone can become an underwater explorer. Unfortunately, to err is human and accidents happen; but they don’t have to happen to you.

The five most common scuba diving accidents are preventable. That’s why Divers Alert Network (DAN) created the Prepared Diver course.

Most divers don’t plan to run out of air or make an uncontrolled ascent, but there are common, preventable mistakes that lead up to these emergencies. DAN’s Prepared Diver course is based upon real-life dive accidents and uses engaging video modules to help divers learn more about the science of diving so they can make informed decisions and minimise risk.

Prepared Diver Modules
Each video-based module covers one of the five main triggers of dive incidents. Once you enrol your divers, they can access and review the information independently via DAN eLearning.

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 Respect Your Limits

Reviews tangible and intangible limitations that divers face before every dive, including environmental, physical and physiological issues.

 Be Aware of Your Air

Stresses the importance of having sufficient air by considering factors such as currents, workload and weighting when planning a dive.

 Listen to Your Ears

Teaches students the effects of pressure at depth and covers common ear injuries and injury prevention.

 Maintain Good Buoyancy

Helps students recognise the factors that affect buoyancy and learn how to establish optimal weighting.

Control Your Ascent

Explores the physics affecting safe ascents in several types of dive environments and how to ascend properly in each one.

 Assume Responsibility

Divers bear the ultimate responsibility for the decisions they make. This section shows what issues to pay attention to and what questions to ask.

YOU

DAN delivers a deep level of information tailored to the way you learn best!

At DAN, we believe a smarter diver is a safer diver. And when you’re 18 meters underwater, you want to be certain that you have the knowledge needed to explore safely. That’s why, for over 30 years, we have made it our mission to deliver extensive educational and dive safety resources to help you stay safe — both in and out of the water.

 Health & Diving Library

Developed from decades of DAN research and experience, this comprehensive collection of free resource materials provides vital insights into topics critical to diver health and safety.
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 Smart Guides to Safe Diving

Each guide delivers relevant diver health and safety information in a concise, easy-to- read format.

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Where to start with Diving

Are you new to diving or do you want to further your dive education?
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Guided Dives & Packages

Fun
Dives

Join us for guided fun dives around False Bay. We offer boat dives and shore dives in Gordon’s Bay, Rooi Els as well as at Simon’s Town.
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Explore False Bay

Ocean
Safaris

Tours can be accompanied by a marine biologist, who will provide valuable insight into the biodiversity and history of False Bay.
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If you’ve always wanted to scuba dive, this is where it starts.
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Development

Career

This program offers a young person the opportunity to develop their Scuba Diving career, doing various courses and gaining practical work experience.
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Courses

Shark
Life

Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.
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Dive Tours

Tra
vel

Experience the best Africa has to offer on our tailor-made dive trips. Africa boasts some of the world's best dive spots and amazing diversity.
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The Team

Our young, dynamic team is excited for the year ahead. We've got some awesome events and trips planned.

We Protect what we Love. Be part of the movement!
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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ#1

What is the age limits?

In most regions, the minimum age is 10 years old, however in some areas, local law may require a higher minimum age limit. Young participants need the approval and support of their parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit. To dive, you must be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory and circulatory systems. Mentally, you need a mature attitude, good judgement and the self-discipline to follow diving guidelines.
FAQ#26

What about my ears?

Your ears will not be a problem, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing on your eardrums. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust to pressure changes in our surroundings – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure when flying, you'll most likely experience no problems learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
FAQ#24

I'm not a great swimmer?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water, but you do not have to be a great or even good swimmer. Your PADI Instructor will assess this.
FAQ#2

Is diving risky?

Diving does present some inherent risks. You can reduce your chances of having problems while diving by following basic safety rules and learning simple skills. Your dive professional takes precautions, uses experience and exercises good judgement to help keep you as safe as possible. People dive safely every day. However, any time people are in the water and are breathing compressed gas underwater, there is the potential for problems to occur.

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What our customers have to say.

Wat 'n wonderlike ondervinding! Dit was so lekker om iets saam as 'n gesin te kan aanpak en jou vrese te oorkom! Baie dankie vir die goeie en professionele span en instrukteur wat ons opgelei en gehelp het. Ons sien uit na die volgende duik saam met Just Africa Scuba!
The shark courses have been great, informative and easy to learn. Marius is an awesome teacher always pushing you to do your best. It is definitely worth a visit!!!
Alister Kemp
Alister Kemp SharkLife Courses
I did an Emergency First Responder course at Just Scuba. I can highly recommend Marius & his team for the professional way in which he presented the course, always keeping it interesting. They have great passion for everything they do!
Carmen Hoogenboezem
Carmen Hoogenboezem EFR First Aid Course

Covid - 19 Risk Management

1. Risk Assessment & Standard Operating Procedures implemented - Safety Talks Certificates of Compliance
2. PADI Risk Management Training Certificates 1 to 3
3. DAN Employee Awareness Training Certificates

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