Sunday, 24 June 2007

DAN Announces DES Quest II

DAN Challenges divers to improve their skills to become Diving Emergency Specialists

The DES Quest II has begun, time for divers to challenge themselves to dive deeper into dive education and hands-on experience in rescue. Last year more than 250 divers met the challenge: This year could be yours.

Beginning June 1, DAN is challenging all interested divers to pursue and achieve the level of Diving Emergency Specialist (DES), a training recognition program designed to commend divers who have continued their education and training in obtaining knowledge and becoming both better buddies and better divers.

To achieve the level of Diving Emergency Specialist, a diver must:

1. be a rescue-level (or higher) diver with their training agency

2. hold a current CPR and First Aid certification

3. hold a current certification in Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)

4. complete three of the following:

· Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equiv.)

· First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (or equiv.)

· AEDs for Scuba Diving (or equiv.)

· On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers (or equiv.)

· Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™)

The DES Quest II runs from June 1 – Dec. 31, 2007. During the Quest, when DAN is notified of a diver’s achievement of DES, that diver will receive a specially designed T-shirt and ballcap prize package. In addition, the diver will automatically be entered in a drawing for a DAN Gift Certificate worth $250Ñ.

Plus, you’ll have the added confidence of training. Join the growing ranks of DES providers by completing the DES Quest II.

To find out more and to download an application, go to

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