Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DAN Offers Unique Training Programs for Divers, Professionals

Spaces Still Available for the 69th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Released on: 2/15/2011

If you are a diver with an interest in diving medicine, DAN® offers a unique opportunity to deepen your diving education.

The 69th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course taking place Apr. 9-16, 2011 in Little Cayman, marks the debut of a new partnership between DAN and the Wilderness Medical Society. This six-day course is designed primarily for physicians. Emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses and professionals with interest in diving medicine may also find the course valuable. The program includes lectures, case presentations, printed support materials, and both formal and informal discussion sessions with faculty.

Education is not the only benefit of attending, however, as attendees may enjoy all the program location has to offer. The rooms and tropical foliage of Little Cayman Beach Resort capture the warmth and beauty of the island of Little Cayman. The resort sits on a private beach with views of the Caribbean water and reefs. Divers from around the globe have proclaimed Little Cayman as one of the world’s premier dive destinations with pristine reefs, excellent visibility and incredible diving. The coral canyons, sand chutes and sponge-covered walls are all part of the Little Cayman dive experience. Turtles are a common sighting. Eagle rays, angelfish, reef sharks and grouper are among the 500-plus species of fish documented in Little Cayman waters.

In addition to the world-class diving, guests can explore the island trails or, for a rental fee, kayak the clear waters. The resort property includes a swimming pool, hot tub, beach hammocks, basketball and tennis courts and fitness center. The on-site boutique, Mermaids, carries a range of gifts and essentials. The Nature Spa caters to both men and women with a variety of spa treatments. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the resort.

The package assembled for DAN CME course participants includes seven nights lodging, three buffet meals daily and 11 scheduled dives. Room and meal taxes and gratuities are included. Nitrox and rental dive equipment is available at additional charge.

For those unable to attend the 69th course but wish to take advantage of DAN continuing medical education opportunities, the 70th DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course is scheduled in Roatan, Honduras, Oct. 22-29, 2011.

For more information on or to register for a DAN continuing medical education course, contact DAN CME at (919) 684-2948 x.556 or email


Please email if you are interested or want additional information.

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