Save-A-Dive Kit: DAN Courses

danlogoWe wouldn’t think about leaving on a dive trip without the standard back-up equipment and trusty save-a-dive kit, but does your dive planning include unique skill training in specialized areas?

As divers and snorkelers we choose to play in an environment that offers its own unique challenges in the field of first aid.  Primarily we have to deal with two main areas of concern: We face injury from animals that are unlike any land based animal injury or we have a sudden onset of a neurological condition. In most cases, we must deal with both of these in remote locations.  Sometimes the difference in the outcome is how quickly the proper first aid is given.

Winter and Spring months find us focusing on specialty classes that can be completed in a few hours, don’t require any diving and have minimal homework for the class.  There are many PADI and DAN classes that meet these requirements let’s focus on two DAN classes that are well worth adding to your preparedness kit.  Each of the Courses are $89.00 and include an eBook download.  Divers, snorkelers and non-divers can attend.

dan-hmli_2012This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teaches divers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.
You will learn about:

  •   Vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations
  •   Traumatic injuries
  •   Life-threatening complications
  •   Seafood poisonings
  •   Avoidance of marine life injuries


dan-neuro_2012The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS.
You will learn about:

  • Nervous system overview
  • Stroke
  • Decompression illness
  • Neurological assessments


For more information about these courses visit our website or call 937-428-9836 to register today for the next course.

Make sure your save-a-dive kit planning includes knowledge and training……………….Happy and Safe Diving.

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PADI Course Director and Owner of Aquatic Realm Scuba Center in Dayton Ohio USA.