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DES Quest

Let The DES QUEST Begin!

According to Webster’s dictionary, a quest is defined as “a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something.1” The term is often used to signify a daunting challenge undertaken by noteworthy figures – Knights of the Roundtable or Olympic champions, for example.

But the DES QUEST belongs only to divers. Beginning June 1, DAN is challenging all interested divers to pursue and achieve the level of Diving Emergency Specialist (DES), a training recognition program designed to commend divers who have continued their education and training in order to obtain knowledge and be both better buddies and better divers.

To achieve the level of Diving Emergency Specialist, a diver must:

  1. Be a rescue level (or higher) diver with their training agency
  2. Hold a current CPR and First Aid certification
  3. Hold a current certification in Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
  4. Complete three of the following:

The DES QUEST will run from June 1 – December 31, 2006. During the QUEST, when DAN is notified of a diver’s achievement of DES, that diver will receive a specially designed t-shirt and ballcap prize package. In addition, the diver will automatically be entered in a drawing for a DAN Gift Certificate worth $2502.

So join the ranks of knights and champions by completing a quest of your own... the DES QUEST!

1 Definition taken from Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary, c 1996, Barnes & Noble Books (by arrangement with Random House Value Publishing, Inc.)
2 Some redemption restrictions may apply; DES training must be completed between June 1-December 31, 2006 to be eligible for drawing.



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