First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Heartbeat First Aid Training Centre

First Aid Training in Kent, London, Surrey and Sussex

Centre No. S23120

First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to identify hazardous marine life, to recognize possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries and to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. Prerequisite is have current First Aid.


Half day (4hr) practical dry course for divers with First Aid training.


Course Objective

The objectives of this course are to train and educate the general diving public and interested non-divers in the first aid techniques for a suspected hazardous marine life injury. In addition, this course will introduce divers to the identification of potentially hazardous marine life and how to avoid hazardous marine life injuries. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.


The nature and scope of this course is limited to training divers and interested non-divers such as boat captains, water enthusiasts and non-diving family members to identify potential hazardous marine life; to provide first aid for a hazardous marine animal injury; and to prevent injuries caused by hazardous marine life. This course does not provide training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or scuba diving rescue. The training exercises of this course presuppose that the ill or injured diver has already been brought to shore or is aboard the boat.


This is an ideal course for all divers and non divers especially just before you go on holiday in the UK or abroad as you will encounter new and varied marine life.