DAN celebrates 15 years of dive safety seminars in Cozumel

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DAN celebrates 15 years of dive safety seminars in Cozumel

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This fall, DAN and DAN World presented the 15th annual Cozumel Safety Seminars to an audience of dive professionals and rescue personnel in Cozumel, Mexico.


About DAN: The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN), has remained committed to the health and well-being of divers for more than 40 years. The organization’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 DAN.org.

The event was held at the Cozumel Island Museum and was attended by more than 80 people. 


“This event is such an important opportunity for DAN to connect with dive pros and first responders in the Cozumel dive community,” said DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle. “Cozumel is one of the world’s premier dive destinations, so we really appreciate seeing such great attendance by the local dive operators year after year.”

This year’s seminars were as follows:

  • DAN and Dive Safety by DAN COO Panchabi Vaithiyanathan, PhD
  • Creating Safe Dive Communities by DAN Director, Medical Services, Dr. Camilo Saraiva
  • Barotraumas No Pulmonares del Buceo by DAN Medical Consultant Dr. Dario Gomez
  • Efectos de Long COVID en Buceo by Dr. Cuauhtemoc Sanchez

The event was offered free of charge, just as it was in previous years. The audience remained engaged throughout the seminars, asking questions following each presentation. Afterward, DAN staff raffled off safety equipment to the attendees. 

“It was a pleasure to share the stage with local dive medicine experts, Drs. Gomez and Sanchez,” said DAN COO Panchabi Vaithiyanathan. “Their commitment to safe diving practices — and the commitment of all the dive pros in attendance — was inspirational. It’s exactly the sort of energy you want to see at a world-class diving destination like Cozumel.”