DAN’s Richard Vann Passes Away


The Divers Alert Network recently announced the loss of life of Richard Vann.

For the duration of his neatly-known profession spanning over 60 years, Dr. Vann served as DAN vp of research. He spent 20 years at DAN and 40 years at Duke College, as neatly as being a venerable Navy SEAL.

For the duration of his time at DAN, he modified into a pioneer of diver safety, and his contributions laid the foundations to a lot of recently’s safety requirements that are taken without any consideration.

In step with the present DAN VP of research, Petar Denoble:

“To his colleagues, Dr. Vann modified into an excellent mentor and characteristic model… He modified into additionally an exceptionally form man with a good coronary heart. His contributions to dive safety are literally unmatched, and I am grateful I had the replace to work alongside him for so a few years. He’s going to be an excellent deal uncared for but no longer forgotten.”

DAN President and CEO Bill Ziefle eulogized Dr. Vann, declaring:

“Dick Vann’s work made main and lasting impacts on diving. As a result of him, divers all over are safer. It modified into an honor to work with him; he will in actual fact be uncared for by all of us here at DAN.”