DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses


DAN- DIVER'S ALERT NETWORK: First Aid Courses for Scuba Divers

Whether it is being on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency, most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly? Take our DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses!

Developed by medical experts, DAN’s courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

Developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators

DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Assist with Scuba Diving Injuries & Non-Fatal Drowning

  • Primary diving first aid
  • Learn oxygen delivery options
  • Provide oxygen to breathing or non-breathing injured divers

4-5 hours $99.00

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DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Assist with Stings, Bites, Seafood Poisoning

  • Identify hazardous marine life
  • Practice treating injuries
  • Gain tools to avoid injuries

4-5 hours $99.00

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DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Recognize signs of Stroke & Decompression Illness

  • Recognize nervous system injury
  • Learn assessment techniques
  • Uncover subtle changes
  • F-A-S-T Assessment

4-5 hours $99.00

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DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Learn emergency skills Help save a life

  • Meets ILCOR/AHA 2010 Guidelines
  • Manage shock and choking
  • Assess injuries.

4-5 hours $109.00

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DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Comprehensive Diving First Aid Course

  • Develop CPR skills
  • Provide oxygen first aid
  • Conduct neurological assessment
  • Treat injuries from marine life

12 hours $199.00

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Being prepared can often save a life.

Empower yourself with the tools you need.

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Professional Divers & Health Care Providers

DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Emergency Oxygen, Neurological Assessment Marine Injuries, CPR

  • Ideal for Commercial Divers
  • Meets OSHA Guidelines
  • Covers bloodborne pathogens
  • Advanced oxygen and CPR

16 hours $229.00

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DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses

Learn advanced life support & first Aid skills

  • 1 and 2 person CPR
  • Child and infant CPR
  • Obstructed-airway techniques
  • Suctioning techniques

16 hours $129.00

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Is diving a part of your job or volunteer duties?

The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is aimed at commercial, professional, scientific divers and aquarium staff and volunteers and meets the 2010 Guidelines for Resuscitation & OSHA.

The course is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP plus Bloodborne pathogens.

Are you ready for a higher level of first-aid training?

The CPR Health-Care Provider with First Aid course teaches 2-person techniques of basic life support for adults, children and infants. It includes First-Aid and BLS skills applicable to the diving market, resuscitation techniques for the nondiving health-care market and skills to meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines, that's Swim and Scuba's DAN: CPR / First Aid Courses!

Are you a dive professional and able to respond to any dive emergency?

Diving Emergency Specialist


Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. DAN understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques but also techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.

To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN created a recognition program — Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers.

To earn this recognition, divers must hold a Rescue Diver certification and either a current DAN Dive Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) certification (2012 version) or current DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers certification (2012 version).

A recue diver who has a current CPR certification from another agency may still earn the DES recognition by completing Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Dviing Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, AND Neurological Assessment.

This program is open to any diver.

To receive this recognition, submit your application directly to DAN Education with photocopies of all the required certifications and the $20 application fee.

DES recognition includes a:

  • waterproof Diving Emergency Specialist certification card
  • DES certificate
  • DES shoulder patch

Have you already achieved what it takes to be a DES diver? Submit your application today.

Do you want to be a DES Instructor? Find out how to qualify today.