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DAN: First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries with Blue Planet

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.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this training is learning how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skill development to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.

What You Learn

  • Vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Life-threatening complications
  • Seafood poisonings
  • Avoidance of marine life injuries
  • 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


To enroll in First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course you must:

  • Care about other people and want to be able to act in a medical emergency

The Scuba Gear You Use

Scuba gear is not necessary to take this course.

The Learning Materials You Need

Once you are confirmed for the course, your instructor will email you access to DAN's comprehensive online training platform. 100% of the online class needs to be completed before the in-person training can begin, so be sure to start it right away!

At the classroom session you will be given DAN's reference slates that you are to use throughout the course scenarios and can bring with you on all future dive trips.


Your Next Adventure

After completing the DEMP course, take the PADI Rescue Diver course. Together, these courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

For more information about this or other DAN or PADI courses have a chat with one of the Blue Planet Team members.