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Dan 1/22/06  lucas-@adelphia.net
 Jan 23, 2006 16:44 PST 

Just received this info.

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2006

Bahamas Recompression Chamber to No Longer Accept DAN America Insurance

Nassau, Bahamas: Effective immediately, the Bahamas Hyperbaric Centre,
LTD will, until further notice, no longer accept the Divers Alert
Network (DAN) America insurance for payment of diving related injuries.
All divers traveling to the Bahamas are advised to either secure
appropriate dive insurance from a source other than DAN America or be
prepared to pay out-of-pocket for any treatments related to possible
diving accidents that might require a recompression chamber. Of course
the Bahamas hyperbaric clinic will continue to treat all patients as
medically necessary.

Unfortunately, because the clinic is faced with increased financial
pressure to keep its facility operational and its staff on ready alert,
the Bahamas Hyperbaric Centre, LTD can no longer accept Dan America
insurance as payment for services.

This action only applies to DAN America (not DAN Europe, DAN Southern
Africa, DAN S.E. Asia - Pacific, or DAN Japan), as DAN America is the
only insurance carrier that has not settled its claims with the Bahamas
Hyperbaric Centre, LTD. It is worth noting that the other DAN World
organizations, PADI, Insurance and all other dive insurers worldwide,
including major medical health programs in the United States and Europe,
including National Health programs have settled satisfactorily claims
for hyperbaric medical services with our company and continue to be
accepted at the chamber.

For additional information please contact:
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