|BREATH-HOLD INCIDENT REPORT|
BREATH-HOLD INCIDENT REPORT
Divers Alert Network (DAN) has maintained a diving incident database since 1989. Originally excluding breath-hold incidents, the growing popularity of all forms of freediving led to a new initiative to collect cases in 2004. This online breath-hold incident reporting system was developed as a means to broaden our ability to capture both fatal and non-fatal incidents.
Persons reporting cases are not required to provide their name and contact information. The information is requested to facilitate follow up if warranted (and if the person grants permission for contact to be made - asked as one of the final questions). The results of our data collection and analyses are made public for the benefit of the community. Data are released only in anonymous form. No individual shall be identified in the reviews of cases presented verbally or published.
We appreciate your time and effort in providing this information. The incident collection instrument is divided into eight steps/pages each with a series of questions. The time required to complete the forms will vary with the amount of detail available and the complexity of the case. Hidden fields will appear if responses prompt the need. Each page will be saved automatically when you select "Submit and Continue." After saving a page, you will automatically be moved to the next one. You will be able to move forward and backward through saved pages to make any necessary changes until you select "Done - Submit Incident Report" on the final page. At that time, you will no longer be able to return to the case.
Please let us know if you have questions or problems concerning this process.