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Diver Safety Training

Course Description

(DAN) First Aid For Professional Divers and injured diver extraction. This course represents training specifically designed for divers who dive as part of their job duties. Students for this course must have an affiliation with a public safety dive team or scientific diving operation, engineering firm or commercial diving company. The program includes the three required elements of the Diver Emergency Management Provider DEMP course, (Oxygen First Aid for Diving injuries, AED's and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries), along with workplace CPR and First Aid, based on guidelines provided by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration on what that organization believes should be included in a work-place CPR and First Aid course. This course will also focus on the extraction of an unconscious diver from the water using Miller “Easy Lift Harness” and a diver “Stokes”

Diver Safety Training

Course Topics

Knowledge and skill development topics in this program include:

  • Scene safety assessment
  • Initial assessment
  • Blood-borne pathogens
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Using an AED
  • Choking
  • Control bleeding
  • Bandaging/splinting
  • Oxygen equipment
  • Shock management
  • Secondary assessment
  • Management of wounds from hazardous marine life
  • Pressure immobilization techniques
  • Poisoning
  • Burns
  • Emergency moves
  • Temperature extremes
  • Medical emergencies
  • Procedures for wearing the Miller “Easy Lift Harness”
  • Procedures for hooking up the “Extraction Bridle”
  • Procedures for hooking up the “Stokes”
  • Removing helmet and equipment from an unconscious diver

Course Objective

  1. Explain the scene safety assessment and the initial assessment.
  2. Explain how to protect yourself from Blood-borne pathogens
  3. Demonstrate (CPR)
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of the AED
  5. Demonstrate proper techniques for a chocking victim
  6. Explain and demonstrate the proper dressing used to control bleeding
  7. Demonstrate the proper way of bandaging and splinting a victim
  8. Set up and deliver oxygen to a conscious person using the proper mask
  9. Explain what to do with a person in shock
  10. Due a secondary assessment
  11. Demonstrate management for wounds from a hazardous marine life
  12. Explain pressure immobilization
  13. Explain proper procedures and treatment for poisoning and burns
  14. Demonstrate emergency moves and transports
  15. Explain temperature extremes and medical emergency
  16. Demonstrate extraction with the Miller ”Easy Lift Harness” and the diver “stokes”.
  17. Demonstrate the proper techniques to take the divers helmet and equipment off an unconscious diver.

Diver Safety Training

Target Audience

Advanced and professional divers not for recreational divers. The objective of first aid is to establish and/or maintain the life of an injured or ill person until the assistance of EMS arrives or becomes available at the scene.

Course Duration

16 hours – two days.


  1. Be a member of a dive rescue team, engineering firm, commercial diver.
  2. Certified diver by a National Organization.
  3. Must have a basic First Aid and CPR certifications.


Minimum students 6 - Maximum Students 10

If you have a group of 6 or more divers we can do the course at your time frame.


Book, Materials and Certificate included in cost. Certificate from DAN good for two years.

Course Schedule

There are currently no course dates scheduled...See available courses HERE


Kirby Morgan Pro Diving Center:

805 739-1909

[email protected]

Mike Von Alvensleben (Director of Training)