DAN statistics show that better educated divers are safer divers. Whether it's the oxygen first aid course or the more in-depth Dive Medicine for Divers series, DAN offers a comprehensive education program that prepares divers to stay safer and be ready to assist in an emergency. We offer them in conjunction with our CHT/DMT courses or they can be provided separately, based on your needs.

DAN Education Courses we offer:

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.

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 course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).

Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid 

Basic life support (BLS) includes airway-management skills such as the  log roll and recovery position, one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation and additional skills like caring for a choking person, controlling bleeding and caring for a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as illness and injury assessments, bandaging and splinting skills and emergency moves.

Diving Emergency Management Provider

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

Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

The DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is designed with aquariums, commercial diving companies and scientific diving operations in mind where the provider may be exposed to both the general public and diving specialists as part of their job. 

Dive Medicine for Divers: Part 1

If you want to know more than just basic first aid techniques, this program is for you. This modular  program includes advanced information for the layman relating to fitness to dive, safety planning and basic physical examinations.

Dive Medicine for Divers: Part 2 

Builds on the foundation from Part 1. This program provides information regarding topics such as decompression illness, barotraumas and equipment-related safety  issues and includes skill development on taking a blood pressure and  using an EpiPen in the event of a severe allergic reaction.

Dive Medicine for Divers: Part 3 

This final part of the series provides  information regarding gas toxicities, drowning, ear barotrauma and use of an otoscope.

Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries

The DAN Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries course is designed to train and educate interested individuals in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury.

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 or other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to  minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.

Neurological Assessment

Learn how to conduct a layman's neurological assessment on a  potentially injured diver. 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.