Partner of the Year Awards

The Partner of the Year awards recognise those Partners who deliver outstanding results and have successfully promoted DAN products and services during the previous year.

Both divers and dive operations can join the DAN Europe Partner Program. They obtain credits by earning points, promotional materials, the use of the DAN Partner logo, and of course prizes and rewards!

We will continue to collaborate with our Partners to let divers know the good services DAN has to offer to the dive community. DAN congratulates and deeply thanks this year's winners, as well as all active Partners for their work and commitment.

2020 Winners

The winners of the 2020 DAN Europe Partner of the Year awards are:


Business Partner category
Tauchsportcenter Esslingen - Denkendorf, Germany

Tauchsportcenter Esslingen promoted 279 memberships in 2020 and received a free Business Partner enrolment for the current year.

Tauchsportcenter Esslingen is one of the largest and best known dive centres in the Stuttgart / Esslingen area, Southwest Germany. It was founded in 1983 (just like DAN Europe! – Ed.) as a shop of 50 sq m. Since 2009 it operates in a larger area of 600sq m hosting a diving shop, an SSI diving school (Diamond Instructor Training Center), a professional maintenance workshop and a diving travel agency. The centre features an in-house diving pool of 6 metres depth, which is used for all water activities. With more than 25 highly trained dive professionals, TSC offers a versatile and comprehensive range of dive courses, from beginners to instructors, as well as DAN Training first aid courses.

The centre regularly organizes diving weekends to Austria and Switzerland, and accompanied tours to international destinations. In 1998 the Tauchsportcenter created its own TSC Club, offering its members a number of benefits, including DAN Membership and insurance. TSC & DAN – a great partnership!

Professional Partner category
David Van Eerdenbrugghe - Waterloo, Belgium

David Van Eerdenbrugghe received a free Pro Silver membership.

Dive instructor, DAN Member since 2011, David has promoted 459 memberships throughout 2020.
Together with two associates, David runs Dive Factory, a renowned dive operation in Waterloo, Belgium, featuring a wide range of dive courses, a Shop with all major dive brands on sale or on rental (scooters, drysuits, twinsets, decos, side mount), and a maintenance centre for dive cylinders and repair centre for wet & dry suits.

Friend category
Anna-Mari Saarikoski - Säynätsalo, Finland

Anna-Mari Saarikoski received a free Sport Silver membership.

DAN instructor since 2011, Anna-Mari has promoted 14 memberships throughout 2020. She loves teaching and her students are safe divers since they know what to do in emergency situations.

  • CMAS P3/ Diver Leader
  • CMAS M1/ Assistant Instructor
  • CMAS Nitrox
  • CMAS Ice Diver
  • Scuba Mother*** SCM FIN 002
  • DAN Instructor BLS, AED, AQU, OFA, ADV, HMLI and Neuro
  • ADALS- Advanced Diving accident life Support