DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving

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.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with an electronic manual so you can do all your studying at home before you come to Cyprus.

What's in the course?

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.

How long does it take?

The DAN AED course takes about 4 hours.

What qualifications do I need?

DAN Basic Life Support provider or equivalent is a pre-requisite for this course.

To enrol in the DAN Instructor Course, the Instructor Candidate must have completed the Instructor Qualification course (IQC) and :

  • Be a certified and active scuba diving Instructor(or Divemaster/Asssistant 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.

What's next?

Once you have completed your DAN AED certification/Instructor why not join a DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course to help you assist with other diving related injuries.


DAN Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving course costs €120.00 for the provider course and €175.00* for the Instructor course which includes materials and certification. Contact us for details

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