Dive Legend helps Cayman spread the Word on Watersports Safety and Marine Conservation
Dan Orr stars in “Share Our Seas” Public Service Announcements to be televised in the Cayman Islands
This fall the Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) will launch a campaign called “Share Our Seas” featuring a series of televised public service announcements aimed at raising awareness of diver safety and marine conservation among residents and visitors. The on-camera star of the PSAs is dive industry legend Dan Orr who until recently was the driving force behind the Divers Alert Network (DAN) for decades, until forming Dan Orr Consulting. Videotaped on location at Sunset House in early September, the recognized industry ambassador for diver safety will be reminding locals and visitors to the Cayman Islands about basic safety in the ocean.
“The PSA’s are important because you have to continually remind divers about safety,” said Orr. “It’s importance to have a regular physical, especially after 35, or any time there is a health related change in your life.”
In addition to staying physically fit for diving, Orr will be reminding divers to observe other safety measures such as having proper scuba certifications, refreshing their dive skills, getting a proper medical clearance, ensuring their dive gear is in proper condition and doing complete buddy checks.
“There’s no one even close that walks the walk that Dan does on diver safety,” said Sunset House General Manager Keith Sahm who has been Orr’s dive buddy and knows first-hand how safety conscious he is. “Dan looked at me eye to eye, and we did a complete check list – he’s a true, true buddy.”