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.

This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

What You Will Learn:

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
  • Avoidance of marine life injuries

You will develop the following skills:

  • Initial assessment
  • Shock management
  • Treatment of stinging and spiny envenomations and injuries
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Pressure immobilization technique
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Creation of an emergency assistance plan

Course Cost:

The course costs $75 for a group class. The tuition includes all books, supplies, and certification card for the course.  

Ready to learn how to assist with hazardous marine life injuries? Contact us to sign up!