DAN Classes

DAN LogoBlue Planet is proud to offer our divers a range of first aid classes from Divers Alert Network (DAN) including Basic Life Support, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, Neurological Assessment, and Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program. These classes may also count toward Specialty ratings with PADI and other agencies.

Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid

The DAN Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid (BLS: CPR&FA) course offers entry-level training in providing basic life support to adults with life-threatening injuries while activating emergency medical services. Learn more from the DAN website.

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 administering emergency oxygen for a suspected diving injury. This course introduces participants to the fundamentals of dive-injury recognition and proper first-responder care with a a variety of oxygen delivery systems. Learn more from the DAN website.

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 discomfort and pain.  Learn more from the DAN website.

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. Learn more from the DAN website.

    • Minimum age: none

    • Pocket mask

    • Associated DAN handbook and slate

    • Basic Life Support: $110 includes all materials and a classroom session.
    • Emergency Oxygen: $85 includes all materials and a classroom session.
    • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries: $85 includes all materials and a classroom session.
    • Neurological Assessment: $85 includes all materials and a classroom session.*SAVE by taking them all together as part of the DEMP Program!

    • None


    Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Program

    The DEMP program integrates the knowledge and skills from several DAN training programs into a single course — at a significant time savings without sacrificing any skills.

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

    The DEMP course includes the knowledge and skill development from each of the following DAN courses:

      • Minimum age: none

      • Pocket mask

      • DAN DEMP Handbook and slates

      • $280 includes all materials and equipment and classroom sessions.

      • None


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