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First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Divers may experience unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. The more you know about the marine environment, the greater your chances of having safe, memorable dives.

Classroom

This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teaches divers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort. You will learn about vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations, traumatic injuries, life-threatening complications, seafood poisonings, and avoidance of marine life injuries. You will develop skills such as shock management, treatment of stinging and spiny envenomations and injuries, control of external bleeding, and the pressure immobilization technique, among others.

Confined and Open Water Dives

There are no required dives for this course.

Course Options

Courses are typically offered on weeknights. Private group courses can also be arranged around your schedule.

Prerequisites and Requirements

Students must have the following for class:


  • Diversions' Sudent Record on file
  • Diversions' Student Agreement on file
  • All knowledge reviews completed prior to course

Course Fees

Please contact us for the most current pricing.

Course Availability

Courses are offered on a regular basis and upon request. Please review our calendar and then contact us.

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