DAN Instructor

DAN Instructor

DAN Instructors are scuba diving educators who want to offer dive safety programs to their students. To become a DAN Instructor, you must participate in a DAN Instructor Qualification Course (IQC).

The IQC follows a modular format. There is a Core Module and then a separate module representing each training program. You can take all five modules as part of one course, or just take the Core Module and one course module - whatever you are interested in teaching. Later, as long as you remain a current and active DAN Instructor, you can take additional modules without retaking the Core Module.

What do I need to start?

  • DAN Instructor Qualification Course Prerequisites
    • DAN Member
    • Current Provider training within 24 months in all courses seeking instructor certification
    • Active scuba diving educator
    • Current CPR training
    • Documentation of First Aid training


  • Additional prerequisites to take the instructor module for each DAN Training Program
    • Basic Life Support and First Aid
      • None
    • Emergency Oxygen
      • CPR and First Aid Training
    • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
      • First Aid Training
    • On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
      • DAN Emergency Oxygen

How long will it take?

  • Typically each course can be completed in four hours

What materials are needed?

  • One DAN Core Module for the Instructor Manual
  • One Instructor Module for each program selected
  • Provider materials for each program selected

How much does it cost including materials?

  • DAN Instructor (All four) $ 750
  • Emergency Oxygen: $ 225
  • On-Site Neuro: $ 225
  • HMLI: $ 225
  • BLS (CPR/First Aid): $ 225

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