Continuing education is an important way for divers to continue to hone their diving skills and improve as divers. Divers Alert Network understands the importance of being an active and involved diver who takes the time to learn about not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a dive accident.
To recognise this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to commend divers who have sought out the training they need to be prepared buddies and safer divers.
HOW TO APPLY
To earn this recognition, divers must hold current certifications in:
- Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
- Basic Life Support & Defibrillation - BLSD (or equivalent)
Plus three of the following:
- Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
- First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
- On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
- Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R)
- First Aid (or equivalent)
This program is open to any diver. The diver must also hold a rescue-level certification or higher with a dive training agency.