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Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Why Take This Course

People who dive as a part of their job or volunteer duties often need first-aid training to manage unique situations that may occur. DAN’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, providing first-aid knowledge and skills specific to these work environments. It also provides rescue management skills for dive masters and dive instructors.

What You Will Learn

DFA Pro is comprised of information from the Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries and CPR HCP courses. It meets U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines for workplace CPR and first aid. In this class you will learn about


• anatomy, physiology, bloodborne pathogens;

•  decompression Illness and Oxygen First Aid; and 

•  response, assessment, and medical emergency management.

The Skills You’ll Develop

•  scene safety assessment;

•  initial and secondary assessments;

•  one- and two-person CPR for adults, children and infants;

•  automated external defibrillator (AED) use;

•  obstructed airway management;

•  oxygen first aid administration;

•  F-A-S-T assessment;

•  wound management and bandage and splint application;

•  control of external bleeding;

•  pressure immobilization technique; and 

•  severe allergic reaction management.

DFA PRO Course Tuition

$300.00 + Tax 


Tuition for this course includes the following: 

•  1 oronasal resuscitation mask;

•  1 pair of disposable nitrile gloves;

•  1 set of DFAPro Student slates;

•  1 DAN oxygen maintenance slate; and 

•  1 Nonrebreather mask.

Developed by medical experts, the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond to emergency situations.

DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving.  This certification satisfies U.S. Coast Guard requirements for Boat Captain’s Licensing.  All courses are accredited by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Foundation.