DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies


DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies course represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest 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.  Participants must demonstrate mastery of the following objectives to successfully complete the course:
    • Describe the role and function of the cardiac and respiratory systems in the human body
    • Identify and describe the major causes of aquatic accidents
    • Describe the mechanisms of drowning
    • Describe the benefits to the victim of using oxygen first aid
    • Demonstrate the set up and use of the emergency oxygen equipment used in this course
    • Demonstrate rescue breathing and one-rescuer CPR
    • Identify the indications for supplemental oxygen first aid use
    • Demonstrate the first aid response of a:
      • Non-breathing swimmer with a pulse
      • Non-breathing swimmer with no pulse
      • A breathing swimmer
      • A swimmer who stops breathing during care


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 Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies 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 

1/2 a day