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Diving First Aid Instructor Program



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 generate off-season business and diversify 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.

Strengthen Your Local Community

Reach outside the dive industry and be recognized as an expert in first aid and first aid training by offering DAN First Aid courses to your divers and local community. The skills acquired through DAN’s Instructor and Instructor Trainer programs are ideally suited for training members of sports and recreation leagues, school groups, scouting organizations and volunteer associations. Your expertise in general first aid and CPR will help these groups prepare for accidents or injuries that may occur during their activities.

Be a Leader in the Dive Industry

Divers Alert Network (DAN) has long been recognized as the world’s leading dive safety association. When you become a DAN Instructor or Instructor Trainer, you join us in making our sport safer for all divers by preventing accidents, mitigating risks and sharing DAN programs with your students.

To 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. 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.
  4. Complete the in-class Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) sessions with your DAN Instructor Trainer.
  5. Start teaching upon completion of the course and approval by your DAN Instructor Trainer.


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