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Recreational Divers

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As a recreational diver, have you ever wanted to have that little bit more confidence in your abilities to recognise and treat diving illnesses and injuries?


The DAN Recreational Diver Medical Technician course run by DAN Europe will teach you to be prepared, confident, and armed with the knowledge to take control and deal with virtually any diving based medical emergency. The course consists of theory and practical sessions covering a vast array of subject areas. (This course is not designed for commercial divers)


The DAN Recreational Diver Medical Technician Course is designed for any divers who are involved in sports diving, Scientific, Military, Police, Fire and Public Safety Diving and divers working remotely.  This course provides you with the skills necessary to deal with diving emergencies. Scuba diving is different from the commercial divers working in highly dangerous situations, however the accident and mortality rate amongst recreational divers is higher and their level of medical training lower. As a result, the course is just as valuable to recreational divers. The DAN Recreational Diver Medic course will not teach you how to dive, it will teach you how to save lives’ and assist in treating diving related injuries. It will teach you how to work under pressure and when to make that all important, life-saving decision.


Subjects Covered:

Role and Responsibility of a Diver Medic, Incident Assessment, Patient Assessment, Airway Assessment and Management with adjuncts,

Oxygen Administration, CPR and AED, Breathing Difficulties, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes, Head Injuries, Seizures

Heart Conditions, Vital Signs, Management of minor and catastrophic bleeding, Poisoning

Burns and scalds, Environmental Exposures, Drowning, Muscular-skeletal trauma, Diving Physics

Decompression Sickness, Gas Toxicity, Ear Injuries and use of Otoscope, Lung Injuries, Marine Life Injuries



The DAN Recreational Diver Medic is normally around a 5 day course (or the equivalent of 40 hours), at the end of which, as a recreational diver, you will receive a DAN Recreational Diver Medical Technician Certification. The certification is valid for two years, at which point a 3 day refresher will need to be undertaken. This course is strictly a non-commercial diver course and is not an IMCA DMT Course.


To undertake this course you should be involved in the diving industry as a diver or surface support and have previous training in CPR or First Aid or Equivalent.

Ask us if you are not sure.




Must be over the age of 18 and be in good health

Have at least the recreational diver standard or equivalent

Should at least hold an EFR/ BLS/First Aid Certification



DAN Europe – DAN Recreational Diver Medical Technician – valid for 2 years

VENUE: UK and Europe only


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