Anyone with a normal health, can take a diving course. Of course you have to meet the mandatory requirements for applying to the dive training.
Because your (free) time is entirely yours. The modular system you do not have to spend any lengthy mandatory hours in a classroom. You do the studying where you want and when you want so you can go directly participate in the practical part of the course ... and for that you follow an education, right?
Each dive training is about achievement. This means that there is no minimum or maximum time associated with it. Each theoretical and practical learning outcome is precisely defined. The time you do a diving course is entirely dependent on the time that you need yourself to complete the theory and practice.
The diving courses are working according to the guidelines described in the latest European and International standards. This makes that the diving courses are recognized worldwide.
Compared to other recreational sports diving courses are not expensive. To follow a basic diving course, it will cost you about as much as a weekend golf lessons or sailing for two days.
Not much. All theoretical materials are provided right at the start of your training. Mostly all the practical materials are already in the course price, so often (swimming) clothing and a towel is enough.
DAN courses are designed by a team of medical specialists and education experts. Some provider courses are specially designed for divers and lifeguards, while others, such as the BLS and First Aid courses focus on a wider audience. DAN courses are specialized first aid courses; the skills and techniques are not just a small part of another course. The students get enough theory and practice time to make sure they finish the course after they have got confidence to act quickly and efficiently in case of emergency.
Yes, even for non-divers there are non diving related courses available. These are the programs:
Basic Life Support (BLS), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), Paediatric Basic Life Support,), First Aid, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI) and Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies.
All DAN courses conformity to the latest ERC / ILCOR directive and according to the guidelines described in the latest European and International standards. This allows that the DAN courses are recognized worldwide.
The cost of a DAN course depend on a number of factors. This means there is not a direct answer to give to this question. Please contact us for further information.
Not much. All theoretical materials you get right at the start of the course. All the practical materials are already in the course price, so often a pen and paper are enough.