The Diver Emergency Service (DES) is a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline for advice and treatment of all diving related incidents, accidents or injuries, including the emergency management of decompression illness.
On VHF Radio, contact Coast Guard on Channel – 16 VHF.
For other emergency services, phone 111.
To scuba divers worldwide, DAN means safety, health and peace of mind. Wherever members live or dive around the world they have peace of mind knowing that DAN is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to assist in the event of an accident.
In addition, DAN strives to improve the safety of diving, via activities that include:
So, if you are a diver who enjoys exploring the amazing dive sites at home and throughout the world, become a Member and let DAN, the experts in diver accident management, take care of the unexpected.
This way you can focus on what’s most important enjoying your diving! Become a DAN Member and join more than 300,000 divers worldwide who support dive safety through DAN.
If you witnessed or were involved in a diving incident, please complete as much as you can of the NZUA Incident Report Form below.
All incident information submitted to NZUA will be treated with absolute confidentiality.
New Zealand Underwater collects, analyses and reports on diving incidents and accidents in New Zealand. The information is used to monitor trends, identify common factors and improve diver safety through education.
All information received by NZU is strictly confidential. No individual names, contact details or information that would lead to a person being identified will appear in any report or publication.
Incident report form data is also sent to the Divers Alert Network, Asia Pacific, to assist them in the mission to improve diver safety for the entire region.
For the purpose of maintaining as complete and accurate records as possible, information on diver incidents collected by NZU will be shared with Water Safety New Zealand