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Divers Alert Network



Proud DEMA Member for Over 16 Years! 
Divers Alert Network
6 West Colony Place
Durham, NC 27705

About You and Divers Alert Network (DAN)...

My name:
Dan Orr

My job function in the company:
President Emeritus

Years in business:
33 years

About Divers Alert Network (DAN):
DAN is a non-profit (501c3) diving safety organization providing products and services to the entire diving community including a 24/7 diving emergency hotline, diving medical research and educational programs directed to pre-hospital care in a diving emergency.

Goal(s) for 2013:
To continue providing exceptional service to divers in need the world over.

Greatest achievement in 2012:
For me: Receiving the 2012 Reaching Out Award
For DAN: Being there when divers need us the most

About You, "The Professional"...

What I find most rewarding about my job:
Knowing that we have provided assistance to tens of thousands of divers the world over when they need us the most and working daily with the most experienced and qualified staff anywhere.

What I am most proud of (professionally):
Receiving the 2012 Reaching Out Award.

Greatest piece of business advice I ever received:
Think like you are playing chess. Make sure your moves are thoughtful and strategic but, above all, always make sure it is the right thing to do.

Where I see myself and/or business in 5 years:
Continuing to work closely with divers and professionals in our industry.


About You, "The Person"... 

Favorite place to dive:
Where ever there is water!

Most memorable dive experience:
Diving the "Arabia" in Tobermory, Ontario.

Favorite quote:
I have a few: "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot harder to make a difference", "When two people agree on everything, only one is doing the thinking', and "If you're on time, you're late."

Something people would be surprised to learn about me:
I am an avid wildlife photographer and enjoy the Rocky Mountains.



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