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NAUI First Aid 

Aquatic Dreams Diving and NAUI provides medical courses provides training in First Aid and CPR, as well as AED (Automated External Defibrillation), Blood-born pathogens, Oxygen Administration, and first aid for aquatic life injuries. 

Basic Life Support (BLS)

This fundamental course prepares you to provide proper care for life-threatening illnesses or injuries until professional emergency medical care is available. The life-support skills taught in this course include one-person CPR, use of automatic external defibrillators, bleeding management, assisting a choking victim and responding to a person in shock. The first aid skills taught include conducting secondary assessments, splinting and responding to medical emergencies.


Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFAPRO)

Professional divers have unique responsibilities and a duty to respond to unique situations; their first-aid training should not be any less unique. The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers course is designed for commercial, professional, aquarium and scientific divers, and it provides knowledge and first-aid skills specifically for these work environments. It is the most comprehen­sive first aid course in the dive industry, and taking this course gives Divemasters and dive instructors an indis­pensable set of risk-mitigation skills.


DFA Pro includes all elements of all NAUI core first aid courses plus additional information and resources applicable to dive professionals in a variety of settings. This course is also approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as meeting the CPR and first aid requirements for captain and mate licenses. It has also been accepted by the American Camp Association for staff CPR and first aid requirements.  


The specific skill sets developed during the course include:

  • Scene safety assessment

  • Primary and secondary assessments

  • Both one- and two-person CPR for adults (children and infants are optional)

  • Deployment and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)

  • Airway obstruction management

  • Oxygen first aid administration

  • F-A-S-T assessment

  • Wound management (external bleeding control) by bandage and splint application

  • Pressure immobilization techniques

  • Management of severe allergic reactions.

Basic Life Support Cost - $75


Diving First Aid for Professional Divers Cost - $125



These classes fulfill the requirement needed for the Rescue Diver certification, as well as for Divemasters and Instructors. The resulting certifications are good for two years.

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