Divers Alert Network President, Dan Orr, to present on Dive Fatalities and How to Prevent Them.
Phoenix, AZ: June 6, 2012
– Academy of Scuba today announced that on Thursday June 21 at 630pm, Divers Alert Network, Dan Orr, will
present a review of nearly 1,000 diver fatalities from DAN’s database identifying the triggering event and subsequent steps that turned an otherwise enjoyable dive into an emergency.
This presentation will also discuss prevention of diving accidents. Despite the seriousness of the topic, the presentation is also entertaining! This is a great tool for every diver’s gear bag. Understanding what causes dive accidents is a first step in preventing them. The Academy of Scuba is truly honored to welcome Dan to our dive community. His experience and great presentation skills will certainly be a valuable experience for all of us.
Dan Orr is President of Divers Alert Network (DAN). Orr came to Divers Alert Network in 1991 as Director of Training, responsible for developing and implementing DAN training programs including the internationally successful DAN Oxygen First Aid Course. Prior to coming to DAN, he was the Associate Diving Officer at Florida State University and, before that, he was Director of Diver Training Programs at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Dan has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and has authored and contributed to many books and magazine articles including co-author of Scuba Diving Safety and DAN’s Pocket Guide for Diving Safety series.The seminar will take place at Academy of Scuba’s Paradise Valley Location at 40th Street and Bell Road.
If you have any questions, please contact the Academy of Scuba. RSVP is requested.