Meet Dan and Betty Orr



Dan Orr is President of Dan Orr Consulting providing a variety of services to the diving community.  Recently retired from the position of President of Divers Alert Network (DAN) and Chairman of the Board of International DAN, he has helped DAN focus on its worldwide diving safety mission. Prior to coming to DAN, he worked and taught recreational diving in a retail store, developed and implemented course curricula in the academic environment, collected data and supervised research efforts in the field of science diving, tested diving equipment for military contractors.
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He also has served the diving community on the Boards of various not-for-profit organizations during his career including the Historical Diving Society (Chairman of the Board), ADM Exploration Foundation (Director), Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA), Our World Underwater Scholarship Society and many others.

He has published and co-authored over 100 articles and a dozen books and manuals including:  Scuba Diving Safety, Pocket Guide to First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries; Pocket Guide for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries; and the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Training Manual.

He has been honored by his peers by being the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including the NOGI Award in Sports/Education, the Leonard Greenstone Award for Diving Safety, the Our World-Underwater Award, Beneath the Sea’s Diver of the Year, the Wyland Foundation Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 2012 DEMA Reaching Out Award.


Betty Orr is an Industry Consultant having recently left Divers Alert Network after 23 years of service, serving as Vice President of Insurance from 1991 through 2013. Prior to coming to DAN, she worked with the Florida Department of Regulation as an agent and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio as an Associate Professor of Biology.  Betty has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and has authored and contributed to many books and magazine articles in scuba diving, biology and general interest. She is an inaugural year member of The Women Divers Hall of Fame.




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March 10, 2016 |

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