Dive Safety & Dive Insurance
Your diving safety is extremely important to us at Bayplay. We encourage you to follow SAFE diving practices (Safe Ascent From Every dive). We offer safety items for purchase in our retails store to maximise your health & well being on the water. Safety equipment is an investment to give you peace of mind while in the water.
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Your Diving Safety
Safety is a key component to having the most fun possible while scuba diving with us at Bayplay:
- Make sure you have had a recent dive medical before you dive (essential if you are learning to dive)
- Never dive with unfamiliar equipment
- Never dive deeper than you’ve been trained to
- Always be SAFE – avoid the dreaded bends
- Invest in safety equipment - click here for: dive equipment hire prices, Our dive shop also stocks the most popular dive brands.
We strongly recommend Diving Insurance as most travel insurers do not cover Scuba diving accidents. Our preferred provider is the Divers Alert Network (DAN).
Bayplay proudly supports DAN Asia-Pacific (DAN AP). The Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a global network of not-for-profit, member-based, dive safety organisations working for the safety of all divers through education, research and training.
DAN AP provides Worldwide Emergency Evacuation Coverage and optional Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance Services for Members. In addition the organisation is responsible for funding and/or manning 24-hour diving emergency hotlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
DAN AP is a part of the International DAN Federation of Dive Safety Organisations with worldwide Membership presently exceeding 300,000.?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/illness.
Why is it so important that as Divers we are protected with DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance?
It's all about being prepared for the unexpected, namely dive accidents and illnesses. It's essential that divers have a reputable organisation to call that will be able to co-ordinate a rescue effort and get them to the most appropriate treatment for their injury or illness. And then there is the issue of cost. DAN protection ensures the diver will not be lumbered with the burden of a potentially hefty invoice in the event of an accident or illness.
In 2007 DAN was involved in the evacuation of a paralysed diver from the Solomon Islands to Australia. The evacuation cost was around AUD$90,000 (as an aircraft had to be sourced from far away). In addition, the treatment costs were in excess of US$30,000, plus on-going expenses.
The essence of DAN Membership & Dive Injury (Treatment) Insurance is about being prepared. DAN offers members peace-of-mind, which comes from knowing they have the experts in diver accident management to call in the event of a diving accident or illness.
To learn more about DAN, or to become a member, visit www.danasiapacific.org
Signing up as a DAN AP Member?
Be sure to enter DS-0257 in the Referral Field