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First Aid

DAN Education fulfils a key element of the DAN Mission by educating the diving public and the medical profession on the appropriate care for divers injured in dive accidents. This education takes on many forms, disseminating information on topics related to dive safety through articles, reports, seminars, lectures and training programs.

Diver Education

The first step in being prepared to handle a diving emergency is education. DAN courses teach you the first aid steps to care for an injured diver and interact with medical professionals.

DAN Instructors

DAN Instructors are a vital part of the DAN Mission, educating the diving public through DAN courses. Learn how to become a DAN Instructor or find the tools you need to teach.

DAN Rental Gear

Only DAN instructors and instructor trainers can  rent first aid training equipment from the DAN office. To rent DAN equipment, please contact the DAN office at or tel. to +27112664900. Please read through the conditions of rental carefully, before agreeing to rent gear.

Oxygen Filling Resources

DAN recommends certain oxygen filling service providers to instructors and instructor trainers. Simply contact the filling station in your area.

Dive Emergency Hotline

+27 828 10 60 10

DAN's Emergency Hotline staff members are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to provide information, assist with care coordination and evacuation assistance.