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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
To achieve the level of Diving Emergency Specialist, a
- Be a rescue level (or higher) diver with their training
- Hold a current CPR and First Aid certification
- Hold a current certification in Oxygen First Aid for
Scuba Diving Injuries (or equivalent)
- 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
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,
2 Some redemption restrictions may apply; DES
training must be completed between June 1-December 31, 2006
to be eligible for drawing.