DAN Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support
The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition.

DAN Paedriatric module

The Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) module and Paediatric AED (PAED) module, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to children and infants with life threatening injuries.

DAN First Aid

DAN First Aid Course
The DAN First Aid course represents training designed to educate persons with a CPR/Basic Life Support (BLS) certification in providing first aid to adult victims with non-immediately life-threatening injuries.

DAN Oxygen Provider

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
DAN’s Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training available for the general diving public.

DAN Avanced O2

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
This module, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, is an advanced-level programme that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past year (12 months).

DAN AED Provider

Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving
This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest and administer first aid using basic life support (BLS) techniques and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and/or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

DAN HMLI Provider

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
A diver surfaces from a dive in an area abundant with coral, removes his fins and finds redness, swelling and blisters just beginning to show on his left ankle.  He also experiences a stinging sensation on the same ankle.

DAN Neuro Assessment for Divers

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system.

DAN DEMP Provider

Diving Emergency Management Provider Programme
A dive emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems compound to create a larger emergency.


Diving Emergency Specialist Provider
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 techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.

dive medicine for divers

Dive Medicine for Divers (DMFD) provides a comprehensive educational approach to diving physiology and first aid. Ultimately, enhancing our knowledge and understanding of how our bodies react to the pressures and stresses of diving lead to safer diving practices. Dive Medicine for Divers is for individuals interested in better understanding dive physiology and dive safety.

dan instructor

How to become a DAN Instructor - 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, the DAN Standards and Policies and explains how to teach  DAN programmes. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN training programme they are interested in teaching.