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Diver Safety Courses

Basic Life Support For Divers


(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.

Basic life support includes one-rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and additional skills such as controlling bleeding and caring for a choking person or a person in shock. The first aid portion of this program includes key skills such as conducting illness and injury assessments, bandaging, splinting and performing emergency moves.

Topics covered in the course includes:

- Basic life support
- Scene safety assessment
- CPR (single rescuer, adult only)
- Obstructed airway
- First aid assessments
- Control of external bleeding
- Bandaging and wound management
- Shock management
- Medical emergencies
- Lifting and moving a person in need

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

- Perform a scene safety assessment.
- Perform one-rescuer CPR.
- Use an AED.
- Perform injury and illness assessments.
- Place an unconscious patient in the recovery position.
- Provide assistance to a choking adult.
- Provide care for shock.
- Provide care for external bleeding.
- Secure a bandage using correct techniques.
- Splint an injured limb.

This 6 hour program meets current American Heart Association and International Liaison Committee on Rescusitation (ILCOR) guidelines on Cardiopulmonary Rescusitation and Emergency Cardiac Care.

Certifiation is valid for 24 months.

These classes run perodically, typically over 2 weekday evenings. Please give us a call for the schedule.

Tuition for this course is $89.50 and the required text kit is $19.95.

Course fees includes processing of the certification card you take home with you.

Optional CPR masks are available starting at $6.95.

We also stock a selection fo DAN First Aid Kits for your convenience. As always, your purchase helps fund DAN research.
Oxygen First Aid


For Scuba Diving Injuries





As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make the difference to a scuba diver with a decompression illness (DCI). 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. In addition, this course will introduce the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

At the end of this program, you will be able to:

- Assess the scene and oxygen provider safety.
- Identify the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.
- Assemble and deploy a DAN Oxygen Unit.
- Select and prepare the appropriate oxygen mask.
- Operate an oxygen unit and using these oxygen-delivery devices:
      * Demand inhalator valve and mask
      * Constant-flow, nonrebreather mask
      * Manually triggered ventilator and/or bag valve mask

It is recommended that you are certified in First Aid and CPR before taking this course.

Certification is valid for 24 months.

These classes run periodically. Typically this 4 hour course is held on a weekday evening. Please give us a call for the schedule.

Tuition and Books for this course are $69.95. This includes the processing of the certification card you take home with you.

There are many options when it comes to outfitting yourself with an Oxygen set, we can help you find the right one for you and the locations you are diving to make sure you are as prepared as possible.
First Aid


For Hazardous Marine Life





Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Learn how to recognize and minimize these injuries.

The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course is designed to provide divers with knowledge regarding specific types of marine life injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries. This course introduces students to identification of potentially hazardous marine life as well as how to avoid injuries.

Topics covered in the First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course include:

- vertebrate and invertebrate envenomations
- traumatic injuries
- life-threatening complications
- seafood poisonings
- avoiding marine life injuries

At the end of this program you will be able to:

- Perform a scene safety and initial assessment.
- Provide shock management.
- Provide injury management for stinging envenomations, spiny envenomations and contact injuries.
- Control external bleeding.
- Place a pressure immobilization bandage.
- Manage a severe allergic reaction.
- Develop an emergency assistance plan.

Certification is valid for 24 months.

These classes run periodically. Typically this 4 hour course is held on a weekday evening. Please give us a call for the schedule.

Tuition and Books for this course are $69.95. This includes the processing of the certification card you take home with you.

We stock a selection of DAN First Aid Kits for your convenience. These start at $9.95.













































































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