Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

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Why train with us?

  • Our retail centre is located on Queen Street in Leslieville, Toronto.

  • Our training pool is only 1km from our retail centre in Leslieville.

  • Our Caledon training pool is located at Southfields Community Centre Pool, 225 Dougall Avenue, Caledon, L7C 3M7

  • We are a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, offering the full PADI range of courses.

  • Classroom and eLearning options.

  • We have our own in-house TICO certified travel agency, ScubaGetaway.

  • We teach children 10 years and older.

  • Diving courses available year-round.

  • Private courses available.

  • Passionate team of Instructors and Divemasters who love to teach.

Course Description

DAN’s Diving First Aid for Professional Divers teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies. DFA Pro is the most comprehensive first aid course in the dive industry. While geared toward divemasters and instructors, anyone, even non-divers, will learn an indispensable set of first aid and risk-mitigation skills.

The course includes all elements of the DAN Basic Life Support (CPR and First Aid) and Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries courses, and includes material on neurological assessment and first aid for hazardous marine life injuries.

The course focuses on primary care (CPR) through a combination of knowledge development (via DAN eLearning), skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Secondary care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.

The course teaches the basic principles of CPR and how to deploy and use an Automated External Defibrillation (AED) in an emergency situation. This life saving device can increase a patient’s chance of survival from a cardiac arrest by fifty percent.

What You Will Learn

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management, Spinal Injury Management, Conscious and Unconscious Choking Management.
  • Recommended Skills
    – Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use
    – Emergency Oxygen Use.

Secondary Care Skills taught in this course:

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures


Course includes materials, instruction and certification. Note: It is recommended that primary and secondary care skills be refreshed every 2 years, and the PADI Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses require primary and secondary care training within the last 24 months.