DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries


The Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course represents entry-level training to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-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 available 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:
    • Course participants must be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses, they must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit.
    • The course participant must demonstrate skill and confidence while providing emergency oxygen to simulated injured divers by:
  1. Assessing the scene and oxygen provider safety
  2. Deploying and operating the DAN Oxygen Unit
  3. Selecting and preparing the appropriate oxygen mask
  4. Operating the DAN Oxygen Unit and using 3 different oxygen delivery devices:
  5. Identification of the main components of the DAN Oxygen Unit


Student level:

  • A DAN Basic Life Support qualification or equivalent 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 Scuba Diving Injuries provider
    • Have current training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    • Have documentation of first aid training
    • Be a current DAN Member

Provider course – €120

Instructor course €175*


** 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