Wednesday, November 30, 2005

DAN Board of Directors Name Dan Orr to Post of DAN President and CEO

Divers Alert Network has named Dan Orr as President and CEO of the dive
safety organization. The appointment follows the announcement at DAN of the
resignation of Dr. Michael D. Curley.

William Anlyan, chairman of the DAN Board of Directors, made the
announcement to the DAN staff on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

Anlyan praised Orr for his long and distinguished career at DAN and in the
dive industry. 'DAN is fortunate to have a man of his experience and service
to lead this organization forward,' he said. 'The Board is excited to have
Dan Orr at the helm.'

Orr said it is both an honor and privilege to be asked to lead DAN. 'I
pledge to continue DAN¹s vital mission of providing the very best emergency
medical and educational services available to the diving public, as well as
finding new and innovative ways of serving our members and stakeholders,' he

'This fulfills a dream of merging my love of diving with my desire to
continue to improve diving safety. I hope to live up to the high standards
set by the exceptionally qualified and dedicated professionals who work here
at DAN.'

Orr, a veteran diver of 40-plus years, has served DAN in various positions,
most recently, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice
President for Training and Training Director. He joined DAN in 1991 and
immediately established the DAN Training department and the Oxygen for Scuba
Diving course, a standard in the dive industry.

Orr has held membership and leadership positions in many notable diving
organizations such as NAUI, PADI, ACUC, YMCA, NASE, IAND, UHMS, NACD, the
Historical Diving Society, Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences,
Institute of Diving and the Explorers Club. He is Chairman of the Board of
the Historical Diving Society and Secretary of the DEMA Board of Directors.

At Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio, Orr created comprehensive diver
education program offered for academic credit from 1973-1988. This program
consisted of all levels of certification from entry-level through

At Florida State University from 1988-1991, as Instructional Coordinator and
Associate Diving Safety Officer, he revamped the existing diver education
program, offering academic credit through the marine sciences department.
This program expanded emphasis on diver safety and skill development. He was
Diving Safety Officer for the first Mixed Gas Workshop conducted by Florida
State University and conducted at the FSU Marine Lab and Wakulla Springs
State Park.

In a statement to the DAN staff, Anlyan expressed appreciation to Curley for
his service to DAN and acknowledged the fine accomplishments during Curley¹s
21-month tenure. Curley¹s resignation was effective Nov. 22, 2005.

'Both the Board and Dr. Curley agree that as this holiday season approaches,
the time is opportune for the transition, in anticipation of the challenges
the new year will bring,' he said. 'Dr. Curley plans to resume his
independent consultancy career with his firm in Connecticut.'

Dr. Curley¹s statement to the staff read, 'I am most grateful for having the
opportunity to lead this fine organization and to meet many of our DAN
family. It has been my great privilege to support the terrific assistance
provided by DAN¹s staff to divers in need.'

For more information, contact DAN Communications at +1-919-684-2948.