"For a quick response in case of emergency"​

Life Support can actually save the life of a fellow diver. That is why learning and pracitising Basic Life Support and Defibrillation protocols should be a priority to any diver.  Everyone should be familiar with life-saving measures to ensure a quick reaction in case of an emergency.

 The DAN Basic Life Support & Defibrillation – BLS (D) course trains you to assist an adult victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest or life-threatening injuries combining BLS techniques with the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

The  DAN Basic Life Support & Defibrillation – BLS (D)  course trains to resuscitate an adult victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, in order to prevent anoxic brain damage occurring immediately after the event. In addition to Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), external bleeding, shock management and First Aid in case of Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, the course also trains to use an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator): an essential device to administer an electric shock able to restart a heart in pulseless ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. The DAN BLS (D) course will prepare you to properly react in case of emergency and to perform simple rescue techniques in absolute safety.


The Basic Life Support & Defibrilation course is normally conducted over a minimum of 5 hours. 

During this training you acquire proficiency in the following areas:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology
  • The chain of survival
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Scene Safety Assessment (including management of Personal Protective Equipment – PPE)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Recovery position
  • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Shock Management
  • Use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED

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Training Fee: 75 € / day + logistic costs
Additional expenses: To obtain a certificate the students must purchase the DAN BLSD Student kit.