DAN Automated External Defibrillation (AED)


DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.


  • Knowledge Development – Once you have signed up for the course, we will provide you with a digital CD manual to read and complete the relevant knowledge reviews before your practical training
  • Classroom and practical training.  At the end of this programme participants will be able to:
  • Recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest
  • Provide Basic Life Support while setting up the automated external defibrillator
  • Provide basic life support with an AED
  • Care for and maintain an AED


Student level:

  • A DAN Basic Life Support provider or equivalent qualification is required

Instructor level:

  • The Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and:
  • Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor (or Divemaster/Assistant Instructor with current CPR training)
  • Be a current DAN AED provider
  • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Have documentation of first aid training
  • Be a current DAN Member


Provider course – €129

Instructor course €189*


** includes materials and certification. 

*A DAN instructor must pay a one-off €85.00 for an Instructor Qualification Course with the first instructor course undertaken.

Time commitment 

4 hours