Divers Alert Network® andthe American chapter of the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS AMERICAS) recently announced anew training alliance. As part of the alliance, CMAS AMERICAS now incorporatesDAN training programs into its own training.
The alliance begins withthe training of CMAS AMERICAS Instructors and the requirement that all CMASInstructors also carry DAN Instructor credentials. From there, provider-level DAN programs willbe taught from the CMAS Two-Star Diver courses through all subsequent levels oftraining. From there,provider-level DAN programs will be taught from the CMAS Two-Star Diver coursesthrough all subsequent levels of training.
The focus of thisparticular alliance on information and education reinforces one of the coretenets of DAN’s mission — the promotion of dive safety through education.
The world’s firstinternational diver training organization, CMAS was founded in 1959 in Monaco by a confederationof 15 countries (including the United States)to establish an international diver-training standard. Organized under thedirection of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the father of the modern sport of scubadiving, CMAS now has a membership of more than 100 countries. For more information on CMAS andCMAS AMERICAS, go to www.cmasamericas.com.
Divers Alert Network is a501(c)(3) nonprofit medical and research organization dedicated to the safetyand health of recreational scuba divers.DAN operates a diving medicalinformation hotline, conducts vital diving medical research and develops andprovides a number of first-aid and continuing education programs for everyonefrom beginning divers to medical professionals. For more information about DAN, visit www.DiversAlertNetwork.org.