If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

  • If you are suffering from medical issues as a result of an incident and would like to consult a DAN medic, email medic@DAN.org or call the medical information line at +1 (919) 684-2948, option 4.

DO NOT use this report to file an insurance claim.
  • If you intend to file a claim under diving accident or travel insurance, please contact DAN Membership at member@dan.org or call +1 (919) 684-2948, option 1.
  • To file a claim or report an incident under your DAN RRG Professional Liability policy, please contact liabilityclaim@dan.org or call +1 (919) 684-2948, option 1, 2, 2.


The Divers Alert Network (DAN) Research department will not share your information with any other department within DAN.

DAN cares about your privacy and no individual shall be identified verbally or published. Data are released only in anonymous form and contact information of the reporting person will not be released publicly.

Contact information is requested to facilitate follow-up if warranted (and if the person grants permission for contact to be made – asked as one of the final questions). All information obtained during the study, including the respondent’s identity, will be kept confidential to the full extent allowed by law.



We appreciate your time and effort in providing information about the diving incident and the results of our data collection and analysis may be made public for the benefit of our community. DAN (Divers Alert Network), with your help, has maintained a diving incident database since 1989. Originally, it was limited to scuba diving incidents. This online reporting system is designed to include a variety of incidents including breath-hold diving, rebreather diving, accidents and incidents that happened outside of the water.



The incident collection instrument is divided into sections, each with a series of questions. The time required to complete the sections will vary with the amount of detail available and the complexity of the case. Each section will be saved automatically when you click “Continue”. After saving a page, you will automatically be sent to the next one. You will be able to move forward and backward through the pages to make any necessary changes until you click “Done” on the final page. At that time, you will no longer be able to return to the case.

Please contact Research@DAN.org if you have questions or issues concerning this process.