Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center in the U.S. Founded in 198i0, DAN is supported by the largest association of recreational divers in the world. It operates diving's only 24-hour emergency hotline, a diving medical hotline, as well as diving medical research and has developed a number of educational programs for everyone from beginning divers to medical professionals.
Aquanauts is proud to a very active DAN training center. Our program, spearheaded by DAN Instructor Trainer Roger M. Smith, trains both DAN students and instructors.
Course Offerings -- Student
Choose from any of the DAN courses below, or use the buttons on the banner at the top of the page. DAN courses are offered on demand, seven days a week. SImply use the Booking Form to make a reservation for your course. See our professional DAN Instructor course offerings below.
As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.
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.
Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
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.
The 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.
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).
DAN Professional Courses
Includes all of the components necessary to enable the successful participant to teach the 4-hour DAN Oxygen Provider Module. It is compatible with the DAN America and DAN Europe Oxygen Instructor Courses and is presented at Aquanauts by DAN Asia-Pacific Instructor-Trainer Roger M. Smith.
Coming Soon! -- This module, which is presented by both a DAN Asia-Pacific Instructor-Trainer and a Diving Medical Specialist (often with anaesthetic experience), includes advanced physiology, resuscitation theory and practice, injury recognition and management for diving and certain non-diving illnesses and hands-on practice with a variety of oxygen delivery systems.