DAN training will give you the knowledge you need to be able to handle basic emergencies which occur in day to day suba diving situations



Here is a fairly comprehensive list of courses which are available from DAN training (Divers Alert Network). To get more detail on cost and where your closest DAN centre is log into your regional website.

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba diving injuries

As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

This course trains non-divers and professional rescuers (such as lifeguards) to recognize near-drowning / submersion incidents and other aquatic medical emergencies and to provide basic life support including the use of oxygen first aid.

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This training course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.

Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving

More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This DAN training course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).

Automated External Defibrillators for Aquatic Emergencies

When a person drowns, they may or may not inhale water. They normally enter cardiac arrest because of the inability to breathe. This DAN training course teaches interested parties to provide care for cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

The course content is very similar to Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving, so I have not placed a link here.

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.


Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™)

The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) system is an affordable way to extend the oxygen supply of your DAN oxygen unit. The system absorbs carbon dioxide from an injured diver's expired air and replaces the small amounts of oxygen the diver uses, allowing the diver to rebreathe the exhaled oxygen.

The REMO2™ system extends the duration of a standard oxygen Jumbo "D" cylinder up to eight hours (an approximate eight-fold increase). If you dive in remote areas, the DAN REMO2™ system should be part of your safety plan.

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.

Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers

This DAN training program is designed for nondivers and teaches them how to recognize the warning signs of decompression illness and help provide care for a diver involved in a dive emergency.

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

This program is intended for divers who are required to have first aid, CPR and oxygen first aid training prior to diving as part of their job responsibilities. It combines the key skills of CPR and first aid training with the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, AEDs for Scuba Diving and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries courses.


Diving Emergency Management Provider Program

Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.

Diving Emergency Specialist (DES)

Learn about DAN’s new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.

Instructor Qualification Course

To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that offers more information about DAN and explains how to teach DAN training programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching.

Instructor Trainer Workshop

This program teaches scuba diving Instructor Trainers to teach the DAN Instructor Qualification Course and train DAN Instructors. Only DAN Staff Members can offer this program.

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