DAN Extends Liability Coverage 90 Days for NAUI Professionals and Businesses

In light of the unprecedented conditions facing the dive industry, DAN Risk Retention Group (RRG) will extend the policy term by 90 days for current insureds under its professional, group professional and general liability insurance policies.

Funded 100% by DAN, this extension will apply to all policies in effect on May 1, 2020. For example, policies due to expire on May 31, 2020, will be extended by 90 days and will now expire on August 29, 2020. No action is required of the insured, and NAUI will be notified automatically.

“This is a great move on DAN’s part and great news for us,” responded NAUI CEO & president Rick Lorimor. “I know that our NAUI membership and dive centers will be extremely happy with this announcement. On behalf of all NAUI dive professionals and dive centers, thank you and the DAN Risk Retention Group for doing this.”

If you are not a current DAN RRG insured, DAN is offering a split-payment program in which a dive professional or business can purchase liability insurance by paying just 25% of the annual cost at the time of purchase. For businesses who purchase commercial general or group professional liability insurance, a third-party financing program is available (for those who qualify) that allows payment of the balance in 9 monthly installments. For individuals, the balance would be due after 90 days.

“For 40 years, DAN has helped dive professionals and businesses better prepare for emergency situations,” said DAN president and CEO Bill Ziefle. “We are confident that this program will offer relief to those whose business has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

For assistance with a new or existing policy, contact us at LiabilityInsurance@DAN.org or +1 (919) 684-2948, Option 6. You can also go to DAN.org/Liability to get answers to frequently asked liability insurance questions.

About DAN: The world’s most recognized and respected dive safety organization, Divers Alert Network (DAN) has remained committed to the safety and well-being of divers for 40 years. The organization’s research, medical services and global-response initiatives create an extensive network that supports divers with vital services including injury prevention, safety and 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.

About NAUI: Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to encourage people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry.