DAN Instructor Course Pre-Requisites

DAN Instructors are scuba diving educators who want to offer dive safety programs to their students.  To become a DAN Instructor, you must participate in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).

The IQC follows a modular format.  There is a Core Module and then a separate module representing each training program.  You can take the Core Module and one course module - whatever you are interested in teaching.  Later, as long as you remain a current and active DAN Instructor, you can take additional modules without retaking the Core Module. 

To enroll in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course a candidate must meet the following prerequisites:

Required Materials for all courses:

All DAN Instructor Courses are available for custom or one on one at no additional fee,  Packages courses available (pick and choose what courses you want and we will give you a price for that package) e-mail or call our Instructor Trainer to talk about or schedule any of the DAN Instructor courses today

DAN LogoDAN CORE Instructor Course

To become a DAN Instructor you will first complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that introduce Standards and Procedures required to teach the DAN family of programs.  It also explains how to teach DAN programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching. 

Cost $100.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

Can be completed on-line @ CORE ONLINE this is free and will save time and money for you.

 

    Basic Life Support and First Aid InstructorNew
 

Basic Life Support, or 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 patient, controlling bleeding and caring for a patient 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. Six to eight hours for this course.

 

Cost $200.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

DAN DEMP Instructor Course

The Diving Emergency Management Program (DEMP) combines the Dan O2, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, BLS and Nero  into one streamlined course.  The course is designed to eliminate the repetitive steps in each course and allow the rating (DEMP) to be achieved in one 8 - 12 hour  course. This course is a great one for Divemasters and New Instructors, you can offer four of the most popular courses from DAN.

Cost $525.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)                    DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

    DAN O2 Instructor Course 

This is a popular DAN course that is a must for all Divers.  It teaches entry-level training to better recognize possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS). Four Hours for this course.

Pre-requisites: CPR Instructor.

                          

Cost $225.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Instructor Course

 

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.


Approximately two-thirds of divers with decompression illness have evidence of damage to the nervous system. These signs are often vague and can go unrecognized by the diver. This can cause them to be dismissed as insignificant or not dive-related. Four Hours for this course.

 

Cost $225.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

 

Pre-requisites:  DAN O2 First Aid Instructor

 

DAN Basic Life For Health Care Providers Instructor Course

 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. DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a healthcare provider-level basic life support program for their student and divers.

Called Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO), this program is ideal for dive professionals and divers interested in understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. This program is designed to be applicable to the diving market, including scenes and scenarios from dive situations, as well as the non-diving/healthcare market.

Coupled with DANís existing Training Programs and the new Advanced Oxygen First Aid program, DAN Instructors and Instructor Trainers will now be able to offer a complete diving emergency program.

This program also addresses basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.

Skills learned in this program that set it apart from lay-provider level CPR courses include:

  • two-person CPR;
  • ventilation using a bag valve mask;
  • finger sweep;
  • suctioning;
  • cricoid pressure; and
  • the technique for caring for an unconscious choking victim.

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Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals is a professional-level basic life support program designed to teach advanced skills to dive professionals, divers who find themselves in remote situations where emergency help is not immediately available and interested others who are involved with diving

Cost $275.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

 

  DAN Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers 

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

To offer this program, DAN Instructors must be in Active Teaching Status for:

  • Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving

Cost $325.00  (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)
 

 

DAN Hazardous Marine Life Instructor Course

 

Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from time to time.  This course teaches divers to minimize injuries and reduce discomfort and pain.  It also provides knowledge on specific types of injuries and the general first aid treatment for them.  Perfect course to offer before trips. 

Four Hours for this course.                            

Cost $225.00 (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

Pre-requisites: CPR Instructor. 

 

DAN Diving First Aid for Professional and Commercial Divers Instructor Course


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.

 

Cost $575.00 (Additional materials, fees and expenses may be required and are not included)

 

Pre-requisites: Have an affiliation with an aquarium, scientific diving program, public safety dive team, or a commercial diving operation.

 

 

 

 

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 ó 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