Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro)

The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (DFA Pro) course is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide the range of care that may be required for divers in an occupational dive setting.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in performing the skills covered in this course without supervision.

Get Started

There are no minimum age or previous certification requirements for these training programs.

What’s Next?

Continue your training by enrolling in a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or NAUI Specialty course. If you completed the aforementioned courses you may enroll in NAUI Divemaster course.


Academic: E-learning/Classroom

Practical Application:


  • Knowledge Development
    •  Duty of Care and Emotional Response
    • Basic Science
      • Respiration and Circulation
        • Nervous System
        • Atmospheric Gases
        • Decompression Illness
      • Dive Emergency Preparation
        • Bloodborne Pathogens
        • Emergency Action Plans
        • Lifting and Moving
      • Response and Assessment
        • Scene Safety Assessment and Universal Precautions
        • Initial Assessment and positioning for care
        • Neurological assessment
        • Conducting a Neurological Assessment
        • The Four Functional Areas of a Neurological Assessment
      • Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries
        • Oxygen and Diving Injuries
        • Handling Oxygen Safely
        • Oxygen Delivery Systems and Components
        • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
        • Starting CPR – Supporting Circulation
        • Continuing CPR – Supporting Respiration
        • Use of AEDs during CPR
      • Secondary Care
        • General Assessments and Medical Emergencies
        • Temperature Related Injuries
        • Slips, Falls, Secondary Assessment: Fractures and Splinting
      • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries/First Aid
        • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
        • Envenomation and Toxins
        • Traumatic Injuries
        • Seafood PoisoningLife-Threatening Complications
        • Avoiding Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
      • Provider Skills
        • Scene Safety Assessment
        • Donning and Doffing Gloves
        • Initial Assessment
        • Recovery Position
        • F-A-S-T Assessment
        • Taking a History
        • Taking Vital Signs
        • Mental Function
        • Cranial Nerves
        • Motor Function (Strength)
        • Coordination and Balance
        • Oxygen Equipment Disassembly and Assembly
        • Demand Valve
        • Nonrebreather Mask
        • Chest Compressions for CPR
        • Rescue Breathing
        • Resuscitation with a Bag Valve Mask (BVM)
        • Using a Manually Triggered Ventilator (MTV)
        • Full CPR
        • Using and AED
        • Foreign Body Airway Obstruction (FBAO)
      • Suctioning
        • Secondary Assessment
        • Splinting
        • Injury Management
        • Pressure Immobilization Technique
        • Traumatic Injuries (Control of External Bleeding)
        • Applying a Tourniquet
        • Severe Allergic Reactions
        • Shock Management
        • Opioid Overdose
        • Combined Skill Scenarios (at least three (3) scenarios must be completed as part of a team)