DAN dive Courses




The Basic Life Support (BLS) course is a training for beginners with the aim to train people in the Basic Life Support techniques to apply to adult victims with life-treathening injuries, and such in anticipation of the arrival of the medical emergency services.

BLS consists of several First Aid techniques to maintain vital functions.

At the end of the course, the DAN BLS provider recognises an emergency situation, will call 112 and provide BLS whilst waiting for an AED or professional assistance.

Very quick BLS and alarming the medical services are 2 out of 4 steps in ensuring victim survival.

This course is for all beginners, and not only for divers yet everyone can use the knowledge to recognise injuries (dive injuries) and provide first aid with pure oxygen.

Obviously, First Aid is provided whilst waiting for medical assistance.

Parts that will be covered are: the mechanisme of dive injuries, how to recognise a dive injury, the advantages of pure oxygen, how to use pure oxygen to provide immediate and effective first aid and how you should communicate with the medical emergency services and DAN.

The Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course, is an advanced course with the aim to train Oxygen providers in the use of positive pressure ventilators (fi: MTV100) and/or the AmbuBalloon (BMV).


The DAN Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries provider ("DAN Advanced Oxygen Provider") program is developed to train your skills and knowledge required for resuscitation on a non-breathing diver. The course is divided in 2 parts: the use of the Manually Triggered Ventilator (MTV) and the use of the AmbuBalloon (BVM)


The DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) Training Module is a complementary training module for people who finished the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course succesfully within the past 12 months.

DAN Oxygen Providers are being trained to recognize dive injuries in which the MO2R system might be an effective method to provide first aid with pure oxygen.

You will learn how to assemble the system and provide first aid by using the MO2R.

The MO2R system is usefull for a breathing but conscious injured diver when you are far away from professional medical assistance.

A MO2R is designed to give high concentrations of oxygen during maximum 8 hours.


The course DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving, is suited for beginners, divers and non-divers aiming to train people in recognizing indications and signs of a potential sudden myocardial (heart) infarction.

You will be trained in providing first aid by means of an Automated External Defibrillator whilst waiting for professional help or during transport of the victim to a nearby hospital.

All techniques for using the  Automated External Defibrillator (AED) will be explained and you will train with a special version of an AED.

The course also provides the refreshment of the Life saving Treatment techniques. 


In this course we teach divers to recognise and identify potential hazardous marine life and stay far away from it.

The course will provide in first aid techniques to temper the wounds and the pain of the victim.

We teach you which underwater life might be poisonous and how you should prvide first aid in case of injury.

How do you avoid injuries caused by marine life? What is seafood intoxication? How to avoid it?

You will develop the following skills: shock management, treatment of toxic stinging, control of external bleeding, pressure immobilisation techniques, severe allergic reactions, preparing an emergency assistence plan.


The DAN On-site Neurological Assessment for Divers course trains DAN Oxygen Providers in the execution of a basic neurological examination on a potentially injured diver.

The information that you gather during this examination will give you the possibility to judge the urgency of a dive accident, complementary to the the symptoms mentioned by the dive buddies.

In case of an emergency you will be able to convince the diver of the need for first aid treatment with pure oxygen, which helps to alleviate some of the symptoms.


The Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course, or Aquatic Oxygen Provider, aims to train people to recognise potential water-related injuries, and to provide first aid using pure oxygen whilst waiting for the arrival of professional assistance or transport to the nearest hospital.

The course aims to train people in techniques of the use of pure oxygen as first aid when suspicion of near-drowning arises.


DAN offers a wide range of dive-related First Aid programs. As these courses are often offered individually, overlap or repetition of certain skills or information does occur.

The Diving Emergency Management Provider and the Diving First Responder Cursus

enable dive instructors to offer an integrated course enabling divers to assiilate the skills and information of the DAN training programs, leading to a significant gain of time without loss of skills or information.

Where the Diving Emergency Management Provider course combines the Oxygen, AED and HMLI courses, the DAN Diving First Responder course also contains the knowledge and skills of the Advanced Oxygen Provider course.

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