DURHAM, North Carolina -- In a press release today, Diver's Alert Network (DAN) vowed that they will continue to support members despite a billing dispute with a chamber owner. In the unlikely event of a diving injury, DAN has promised that members will be referred to a chamber and their DAN diving accident insurance and membership will apply. If the chamber is one of the nine facilities referred to in the press release from SSS Corporate Headquarters, SSS has stated, categorically, they DO accept the DAN diving accident insurance.
If a DAN member were to be referred to one of the three facilities that have stated they do not support DAN and will not accept insurance purchased with DAN membership (the SSS Chambers in Nassau, Cabo San Lucas or Cancun), DAN will nevertheless work to assure that the DAN members are covered. Although DAN maintains that the charges at these three facilities are in excess of reasonable and customary charges, divers should not be caught in the middle of this dispute.
To ensure that the divers are not caught in the middle, effective immediately, DAN has stated that their insurer will coordinate with the SSS chambers in Nassau, Cabo San Lucas or Cancun to cover all treatment charges. When the injured DAN member or their representative contacts DAN using the diving emergency hotline, DAN will liaise with the chamber to arrange immediate payment. DAN will continue to do so until there has been a resolution to this dispute. In the meantime DAN continues to seek an amicable resolution with SSS.
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