DAN First Aid


The DAN First Aid course represents training designed to educate persons with a CPR/BLS certification in providing First Aid to adult victims with not immediately life threatening injuries. 

Although the course was designed to be taught together with the DAN BLS course, it can also be offered as an extra module to those who already have a DAN BLS or equivalent. In the event of a real accident, First Aid skills are the next step after providing effective BLS.


  • 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 the course, participants will be able to:  
    • Explain “what is first aid” and why these techniques are important
    • Perform an injury assessment
    • Describe how to react if a head or spinal injury is possible
    • Perform an illness assessment including taking vital signs and the “SAMPLE” procedure
    • Describe the signs, symptoms and first aid techniques for the major medical emergencies.
    • Secure and bandage a wound
    • Splint a dislocated or fractured limb
    • Lift and move an injured person by using an adequate technique
    • Describe the signs, symptoms and first aid techniques for the following temperature related injuries


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 First Aid provider
  • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Have documentation of first aid training
  • Be a current DAN Member


Provider course – €180

Instructor course €160*


** 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