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The DAN Basic Life Support (BLS) course will not only train divers and non-divers to resuscitate an injured person with a circulatory arrest, but can also prevent a person from getting in that condition. External bleeding, choking and shock can lead to severe circulatory and respiratory problems. The DAN BLS course will prepare you to react in the correct way, when accidents happen.

This course is also given in combination with the AED course.

This course represents entry level training designed to educate the general diving public (and interested non-divers) to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

This course is also given in combination with the BLS course.

This course represents training designed to educate persons with a CPR/BLS certification in providing First Aid to adult victims with non immediately life threatening injuries. Although the course was designed to be taught together with the DAN BLS course, it can also be offered as extra module to those who already have a DAN BLS or other BLS certification, respecting ERC guidelines. In a real accident situation First Aid skills are the next step after providing effective BLS.

The DAN Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) is a comprehensive training program for emergency care addressed to parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers, school bus drivers, childcare personnel, youth sports coaches and others, requiring to learn how to respond to medical emergencies involving children and infants.

Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies represents training designed to educate the public to recognise possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course represents entry-level training designed to educate divers and interested non-divers (such as a charter boat captain) to recognise scuba diving injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid.

A Training Program for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course. It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use a positive pressure valve (as the MTV100) and/or a bag-valve-mask (BVM); depending on local legal laws and regulations.

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and interested non-diving) public to identify and recognise injuries caused by hazardous marine life and to provide first aid.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

This course, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past two years (24 months).

Course Objective

The DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Provider (“DAN On-Site Neuro Provider”) program is designed to:
• Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
• Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an on-site neurological assessment
• Conduct an on-site neurological assessment

Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) provides in-depth training on all aspects of CPR and defibrillation, but also oxygen first aid skills specific to drowning. This first aid course for emergencies is recommended for lifeguards, swim instructors, staff at water parks, boat people, rescuers, apnea divers and others who may need to take action in an emergency in a water environment.

This combination includes courses BLS, AED and Aquatic Oxygen.

Diving First Responder (DFR) combines the knowledge and skills of the following four courses into a single approach to treat diving emergencies: Oxygen, Advanced Oxygen, HMLI and AED.

Diving First Aid (DFA) combines the knowledge and skills of the following four courses into a single approach to treat diving emergencies: Oxygen and Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life. Rescue divers (or higher) education using this training package can directly apply for the Diving Emergency Specialist recognition.

Continuing education is an important way for divers grinding their diving skills, and to improve as divers. Diver Alert Network understands the importance of being an active and interested diver who takes the time to learn not just new dive techniques, but techniques to care for yourself and others injured in a diving accident.

To recognize this commitment to dive safety, DAN has created a new recognition program called Diving Emergency Specialist. The DES designation is a way to recognize divers who have done the training, if necessary, to be ready for buddies and therefore become safer divers.

To earn this recognition, divers must have valid licenses in:

• Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
Plus three of the following:
• Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
• First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (or equivalent)
• Automated External Defibrillation (AED) (or equivalent)
• On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers (or equivalent)
• Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R)

Divers who have done a Diving First Responder Provider course, already comply with the above requirements.

The diver must also be in possession of:

• a certificate on rescue level or higher with a dive operation; and
• valid CPR and first aid diploma (for example DAN BLS certification).

Dive Medicine for Divers is for individuals interested in better understanding dive physiology and dive safety. It includes topics not normally addressed in dive training, such as fitness to dive, safety planning, allergic reactions and obligations and consequences for those providing first aid.

ProTec apnea first course is generally meant to learn to swim candidates and learn swimming techniques with fins on.
You will learn how to deal with the ABC equipment and your behavior in the water is being evealuated and improved if necessary.

Not everyone wants to SCUBA diving. The ProTec apnea second program shows you, while you will of course be accompanied by a ProTec apnea trainer, how you can experience the underwater world without scuba gear.

If you want to freediving at a very high level, this is a perfect start. This course is recommended only to experienced and well trained apnea divers.

Experience adventures together! Dive with your whole family! By diving a chikd will experience a real adventure and it will strengthens its personality. Specially trained instructors make it possible to start young people with SCUBA diving, they take into account the education, medical and psychological aspects.

ProTec Junior Open Water Diver course consists of:

• Fun in the water
• Fun in sports
• Self-assessment and self-control
• Cooperation with his buddy
• Definition of nature and the environment
• Dealing with equipment and technology

The diving offers a wide range of possibilities - all the way to your personal preferences and interests. Do you want to explore shipwrecks, diving in a mountain lake that has never been dived in before, would you like to dive with underwater scooters or learn to dive with dry suit? With the ProTec Advanced Open Water Diver course you will become familiar with different areas of specialization. You will learn many new things and improve your diving abilities. Depths and courses are adapted to your age and abilities. The Junior Specialty courses are perfectly adapted to you so you get a valuable education gain a lot of experience.

You are interested to see how it looks under water and how it feels to float. Have you ever wondered while watching an underwater documentary: "Cool, I'm wondering if I can do that too." Yes, you can. Go diving and enrich your life! The ProTec 1 * Diver certification is your global ticket to the fascinating underwater world! The modularly structured lessons and our top ProTec trained instructors guarantee you a big dose of fun and the perfect preparation for your further dive adventures! Your ProTec certificate is valid worldwide and recognized. The course is of high quality and you will learn to dive safely in colder waters. We insist on a good dive knowledge so that the course is highly valued in the diving industry.

The Grade ProTec Master Diver, you can not achieve by doing a course. You can apply after you have completed five specialties and you have at least AOWD and a thorough knowledge of certain areas.

During the ProTec 2 ** Diver courses you will upgrade and deepen your knowledge considerably and you will also perform exercises with a ProTec instructor who ensures that you remain calm in any stressful situation and you react correctly. The ProTec 2 ** diver course is fun and makes you get closer to the limits of recreational diving. This course is not suitable for everyone due the requirements. Talk with your dive center if this course is possible for you.

An exciting and important course for all divers. After successful completion, this will be make you a responsible and safe diver. During training, different scenarios will be practiced to prepare for the ProTec Rescue Diver. A ProTec Rescue Diver is capable enough to deal with issues concerning him / herself and others after completion of the course.

The training objective for the ProTec 3 *** Diver is to fill your knowledge sufficiently, do exercises and gain experience to safely plan, organize and execute diving trips for new divers with a certification. You might also be interested in lead or guides recreational diving SCUBA divers at all certification levels. You are expected to behave correctly in emergency situations and taking responsibility for the more challenging dives. If you see yourself do this and you are a ProTec 2 ** diver then the ProTec 3 *** is the perfect course for you.

Become a part of the ProTec Team by becoming a Dive Master. Diving brings you a huge amount of fun and you can simply not get enough? You want to lead and guide in diving activities? Improve your diving skills? Do you find it fun to watch out over newley certified divers and go with them? Then the ProTec Dive Master course is for you. As a ProTec Dive Master you take responsibility and you support your dive center in the training of divers. The ProTec Dive Master course is the 1st step to make a profession of your hobby. Take the step and become a ProTec Pro!

In particular during holidays, in resorts many snorkel tours are given by diving schools. Even with snorkeling there are safety issues that need to be considered. In addition, it is important that customers have a good experience and a lot of fun on a snorkeling tour. ProTec snorkel guide is an internationally recognized course. For example, in Egypt, you can, after completing this training, apply for a work permit from the supervisory authority CDWS.

This is a training course to become an advanced dive guide, for the more difficult dive tours and dive management. This course can also train you as manager of a dive center.

Besides gaining additional experience as a ProTec Assistant Instructor, you will also learn the ProTec system. This course is designed to prepare you to become a ProTec Instructor. You will need to give presentations and your trainer will support you in this. As a ProTec Assistant Instructor can also give an introductory dive.

Leave the boring life and daily routine and continue the adventure in diving. Want to achieve your dream? Other help change their lives? And even earn money while you do this? Work around the world and discover other countries. All this is possible as a ProTec 1 * instructor. There are many more reasons to become a ProTec scuba instructor.

A ProTec 2 ** Instructor shows the students and employers in the diving industry that you have valuable experience and that you may give a wide variety of courses. Not only do you have detailed diving knowledge but you also have expertise in specialty courses. This ensures that you're more versatile than a 1 * Instructor. There are many other reasons to do a ProTec 2 ** Instructor Course.

As a ProTec 3 *** Instructor are you the instructor of future instructors. A ProTec 3 *** Instructor has the highest and most respected professional level at ProTec and in the diving industry. The selection and access to a ProTec 3 *** Instructor course includes strict criteria. A cross-over to this level of education from another organization is not possible!

The setting of the sun does not mean that you can not dive anymore. A different world comes to life when it gets dark. Using artificial light sources we can discover this "new" world. Night diving specialty teaches you to dive safely at dusk or at night with a torch and control any problem situations.

Not all fish, underwater life and attractions are between 0 and 20 meters. Sometimes they are deeper. This course is designed for recreational divers who want to increase the recreational dive limit of 40 meters to enjoy at different depths of the fish, underwater life and attractions. In this course you will learn techniques and procedures to be able to do so safely.

The purpose of the training is make the diver known with a boat, the rules and procedures on board and diving from a boat. Recognize any hazardous and / or emergency situations and act appropriately. Not unimportant is that a diver at the end of the dive is safely on the right boat on board.

As divers we have a limited amount of breathing air with us. It would be unfortunate if we were to consume a large part of this breathing with the search for a point of interest we would like to see underwater. In this course you learn different navigation techniques to quickly find the point of interest an be able to enjoy it more. Also safely finding the starting point again and know where you are or what side you're on is not unimportant. No longer get lost and enjoy even more of your dive, that's what matters.

Also in winter and colder waters you can enjoy diving. It is very comfortable to make these dives in a dry suit. You get less cold, you stay dry and it’s making it al lot easier to change clothes after the dive and it is a good contribution to the diving safety and health. You will learn how to safely dive with a dry suit and how to deal with a dry suit.

All this beauty underwater you also want to show to the people who do not dive. With this specialty can. You learn to deal with an underwater camera and lots of tips and tricks. This specialty also supplies an upgrade of you floating skills.

Would you beside all those beautiful pictures also prefer to show moving pictures? Then the underwater videography specialty is the course to do. The basic principles and tips and tricks are offered to you in this specialty. How nice it is not for the people who do not dive to get acquainted with the underwater world through your own images?!

A good buoyancy control is what separates the good divers from the rest. Whether you are newly certified or dive for years, gaining a perfect control over your buoyancy is something to strive for on each level.

With a perfect control over your buoyancy, you will:

• Dive without difficulty, so you increase your enjoyment.
• Have longer bottom times because you have reduced air consumption.
• More opportunities to have positive interaction with marine life.
• Helping to preserve vulnerable marine life
• Increase the lifespan of your equipment.

Anyone can learn to dive. Anyone…..? Yes, anyone! But what about people with disabilities? Yes, they can basically learn to dive. In general with an adjustment, but there will be a dive. Protec has a specialty Handicapt Diver. People can be certified for Open Water Handicapt Diver (OWHD) Level I, Level II or Level III. This depends on the restriction someone have. Brief explanation. If one is able to help their buddy in an emergency then they go on for OWHD Level III. If one is able to save themselves, but not their buddy then they go on for OWHD Level II and will always be diving with a qualified diver in the rank of instructor or assistant instructor. OWHD Level I means that one can not save himself and his buddy and must be diving with an instructor and assistant instructor for all times. It sounds more dramatic than it is, but diving safety comes first! Trainee learns the same as a valid diver with the objective to go enjoy the wonders of the underwater world. Whether in the Netherlands or abroad that does not matter. We challenge you!