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DAN Instructor

Why become a DAN instructor?

When you become a DAN instructor you help build a better trained and skill-equipped diving community. You can develop a highly qualified dive staff, increase your business and show your customers you are committed to safety.

Providing first aid training can help you generate off-season business and diversify your revenue stream. Reaching out to your community at large and teaching them first aid prepares the members of your community to act in an emergency, and it is a great way to introduce them to the world of scuba diving.

After meeting additional prerequisites, you may become a DAN Instructor Trainer. Advance your diving career and help other dive professionals advance theirs by conducting DAN Instructor Qualification Courses.

Become a DAN Instructor

  1. Be a DAN member and a DAN Pro.
  2. Be an active scuba diving leader (e.g., instructor, assistant instructor, dive con or divemaster) with your training agency.
  3. Find a DAN Instructor Trainer near you to get started.
  4. Complete the IQC e-learning modules issued by your Instructor Trainer.
    1. Complete the DAN Core Module.
    2. Complete the Instructor Module(s) for the course(s) you wish to teach.
  5. Complete the in-class Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) sessions with your DAN Instructor Trainer.
  6. Start teaching upon completion of the course and approval by your DAN Instructor Trainer.

Do any or all of the IQC modules, selecting the courses that work best to meet the needs in your market area. Request them from your Instructor Trainer. The program takes approximately 1-2 days to complete depending on your course selections.

Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN to conduct DAN training programs. To maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course in which they are certified once within a 24-month period.