Marine Life Injuries | O.D.A. Scuba Store

  First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

Why Take This Course?

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.

What You’ll 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

• traumatic injuries• Vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations;

• life-threatening complications;

• seafood poisonings; and

• avoidance of marine life injuries.


The Skills You’ll Develop

• initial assessment;

• shock management;

• treatment of stinging and spiny envenomations and injuries;

• control of external bleeding;

• severe allergic reactions;

• pressure immobilization technique; and

• creation of an emergency assistance plan.

HMLI Course Tuition

$155.00 + Tax

Tuition includes the following:

• online HMLI eLearning;

• 1 digital HMLI textbook;

• 1 oronasal resuscitation mask;

• 1 pair of disposable nitrile gloves;

• 1 set of HMLI slates;

• 1 BLS:CPR & First Aid slate;

• HMLI certification card. 

Developed by medical experts, the Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) courses are easy to understand and designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond to emergency situations.

DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving.  This certification satisfies U.S. Coast Guard requirements for Boat Captain’s Licensing.  All courses are accredited by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) and the American Heart Foundation.