This August, DAN’s Academy of Dive Medicine, supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy (MoTCE) Indonesia was successfully undertaken in Bali.
The primary objective of the Academy was to enhance the availability of medical professionals trained in providing diving medicine to support injured divers at key diving destinations across Indonesia.
We are proud that the 50 alumni consisted of physicians, nurses, and dive professionals from across the country including Raja Ampat, Morotai, Derawan, Manado, and Lombok.
And several of the alumni have already been involved in attending to injured divers since completing the Academy, a real achievement for the local diving community.
The Divers Alert Network (DAN) Team, led by Dr Matias Nochetto (DAN Medical Services Vice President), Mr Francois Burman (DAN Safety Services Vice President), Mr Rendra Hertiadhi and Mr Bayu Wardoyo (DAN’s Indonesia Management Team), played a crucial role in conducting the Academy.
The scale and scope of what DAN and MoTCE have set to accomplish in Indonesia is of unprecedented scale and depth. We have made great strides so far with much more to come, including our initiative to train 1,000 dive professionals in basic life support and emergency oxygen administration, that will enable divers to receive prompt and effective first aid in the event of a diving incident.
About DAN: The world’s most recognised and respected dive safety organisation, Divers Alert Network (DAN), has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for more than 40 years. The organisation’s research, medical services, and global-response programs create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services such as injury prevention, educational programs, and lifesaving evacuations. Every year, hundreds of thousands of divers around the world look to DAN as their dive safety organization. Join the DAN community or learn more at World.DAN.org.