Become a DAN instructor?

Diver Alert Network prepares divers to prevent and manage dive incidents. Expand your course offerings so you can teach year-round and earn additional income. Enhance your teaching portfolio with additional credentials. Become a leader in dive safety, and help save lives.

Developed by Dive Medicine Physicians and Scuba Diving Educators


The DAN Instructor Qualification Course IQC is the pathway to becoming a DAN Instructor.



The instructor candidates begin with the Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) programs. We will instruct candidates how to teach the four component courses. For professional divers we offer the First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA PRO) module. We also offer r you could choose to complete any individual program. 

Step 1- Be a DAN member.

Step 2- Be a current status scuba diving leader with your training agency.  (dive  master, dive controller, dive instructor)

Step 3- Complete the Core Module online at

Step 4- Participate in an Instructor Qualification Course (IQC) with a DAN Instructor Trainer.

Step 5- Start teaching when you receive confirmation from DAN.

DAN Instructors who work with individuals who dive as part of their job or volunteer duties will want to consider adding the DFA PRO module as part of their IQC.


*Note about the scuba diving educator requirement: Any scuba diving instructor or assistant instructor with a recognized scuba training organization can attend the IQC. A Divemaster/DiveCon who is also a CPR and first aid instructor with a recognized training agency can also attend the IQC.

The IQC course including DEMP four Modules is $595

IQC including DEMP & DFA Pro is $695

One instructor module (CPR/O2/Nero/Haz Marine) $195

Fee includes online CORE Instructor module, course module or modules, classroom assessments and  DAN instructor items.

Call to schedule class. 931-389-3483

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Monday thru Friday 11am to 7pm and Saturdays 9am to 3pm


681 North Spring Street

Clarksville TN. 37040

Telephone : 931-771-2570

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Advanced Lifesaving Solutions was created by Cecil and Rich promoting their desire for safety training in the community. Combining their passion for adventure with an emphasis on safety they created  Waterdogs Scuba and Safety LLC. Advanced Lifesaving Solutions is a division of their brain child and has been in action since 2012. They both served many tours in combat where applying their lifesaving skills was put to a test. They bring that knowledge to life by preparing others to deal with situations they might face on any given day.

One incident (closer to home) that happend to Cecil "In 1983 my six week old daughter stop breathing and for thirty minutes I had to provide cpr for her until EMS could arrive. If I had not been trained, the results would have been different. That incident has been a driving force in the developement of our company. I have maintained my certifications ever since as well as being an instructor for almost 15 years".


Give us a call and we will sign you up for the class date that best suits you. The lives of your loved ones or a complete stranger may depend on your skills one day.