Prepared Diver Program

Respect Your Limits

Discover the different limitations divers face before every dive, including environmental, physical and physiological issues. Learn how to recognize limitations and abilities while planning dives within your current training and skill level.

Be Aware of Your Air

Running out of air is the most common contributing factor in diving accidents, yet it is easily avoided. Determine ways to prevent out of air situations by considering factors such as current, buoyancy control and depth when planning your dive.

Listen to Your Ears

Ear injuries are common but preventable by equalizing often and listening to your body. Learn the proper techniques for equalization along with common injuries and how to avoid them.

Maintain Good Buoyancy

Issues like barotrauma, marine life injuries and uncontrolled ascents can often be prevented with effective buoyancy control. Review the best practices to enhance and perfect your buoyancy skills.

Control Your Ascents

Lack of control on ascent and discounting safety stops are some of the issues divers face while diving. Explore the principles of physics affecting safe ascents, the different types of dive environments and how to ascend properly in each one.

Assume Responsibility

Many divers may expect certain aspects of their dive planned and prepared for them. This can be problematic when something goes wrong. Learn the aspects of dive planning and preparation that should always be done by every diver participating in scuba activities.

DAN eLearning and Other Courses

DAN’s new eLearning platform delivers an enjoyable online learning experience for the student and effective training experience for the instructor. The platform, which can be used with all desktop and mobile devices, accommodates all of DAN’s first-aid training courses, as well as the new Prepared Diver program. DAN’s eLearning Platform is easy to navigate and features a variety of benefits for the dive professional and their students.