Dive Medicine Course

Musandam Peninsula, Oman

04 November 2024 15:00 - 09 November 2024 17:00

GBP £2,699.00

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Immerse yourself in the world of Dive Medicine with this one of a kind, highly practical course that will prepare medics in recognising, evaluating and treating diving medical emergencies.

The Musandam Peninsula in Oman offers some of the best diving in the world, taking place during Whale Shark season, you will have the opportunity to explore this truly unique natural environment that offers the best diving in the Middle East and some of the widest marine biodiversity in the world.

Living aboard a traditional dhow during the course, you’ll be in the company of our expert faculty who will share their experience to prepare you for life as a dive medic.

Sign-up now for just a £500 deposit.

Key facts

The dhow will be your home as you embark on a mix of lectures and practical learning for the next five days. This unforgettable dive medicine course is run by a team with extensive experience and who will share their knowledge and skills, enabling you to go on to lead and provide medical cover on dive expeditions of your own.

You’ll cover decompression illness, dangerous marine animals, how to deal with trauma and life threatening emergencies, find out about marine envenomation before getting to grips with island survival, expedition treatment of drowning, and common medical injuries on diving expeditions in this unique environment.

Is this course right for you?

This course is perfect for healthcare professionals and students interested in applying their clinical knowledge and skills to dive and ocean settings. You must have PADI Open Water (or equivalent) with a minimum (recommended) of 10 dives.

Location: Oman, Musandam Peninsula

CPD Value:

  • This course has been awarded 34 CPD hours by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

What’s included:

  • Tutoring, liveaboard accommodation, meals, drinks
  • Gas, tanks, weights
  • 10 dives during the course

What’s not:

  • Travel costs
  • Mask, BCD, regulator etc. Please check kit list, hire options available.
  • Personal equipment.

Dive Medicine course content

  • Decompression illness part 1
  • Dangerous marine animals (reinforcing safe diving practices)
  • Risk Assessment (plus O2 and med kit on boat)
  • Fitness to dive, pre-existing conditions
  • Decompression illness part 2
  • Volunteer marine expeditions
  • Barotrauma/CAGE/Nitrogen narcosis
  • Marine envenomation
  • Specialist diving
  • Common medical injuries on diving expeditions
  • In water and chamber recompression therapy
  • Full face masks
  • First Aid kits
  • Sea food toxidromes
  • Expedition treatment of drowning, hypothermia
  • Neuro exams

What you need to know

You’ll fly into Dubai International airport and be greeted by your transfer, from there you will head to the Sheesa Beach offices for 15:00 where you’ll meet our hugely experienced Dive Medicine team.

All your food, soft drinks and water will be provided for you, please note the dhow is alcohol free for the duration of the course. Dhow sleeping rooms are air conditioned, with twin beds. Sheets and towels (one for showering, one for diving/sunbathing) are provided.

Travel insurance is absolutely essential and therefore, for your safety and security, we reserve the right to refuse access to an expedition until we have details of adequate insurance cover provided to us. For UK residents, a suitable policy can be booked through Campbell Irvine Direct.

You’ll need to pack extensively for your trip, including a first aid kit and a number of other specific items – so check out the full kit list.

Essential items:

  • Log book and dive certification (you will not be allowed to dive without these)
  • Mask and snorkel *
  • Fins *
  • 3mm wetsuit, long or shortie (adjust to personal preference, water temp ~22-26oC)*
  • Dive computer – essential
  • Reel and DSMB
  • BCD – lightweight *
  • Regulator – complete with SPG * 
  • 1 refillable water/drinks bottle 

*available to hire locally

Clothing should include:

  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Long trousers or sarong
  • Shorts, lightweight
  • Several t-shirts
  • Broad rimmed hat
  • Underwear, sleepwear
  • 1 pair of sandals or flip flops
  • 2 pairs of swimming trunks/ swimming costumes/bikini

Toiletries

  • Prescription glasses or contact lenses with spares and cleaning agents
  • Soap/shampoo/shower gel
  • Shaving items
  • Small flannel
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Lip balm (SPF protection recommended)
  • Suntan lotion (high factor)
  • Insect repellent

Miscellaneous

  • Camera with case, (film), batteries, battery charger
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • Dry bags
  • Prescription medicines + spares
  • Personal first aid kit, comprising: Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Anti-fungal cream, Anti-histamines, Anti-bacterial cream, Travel sickness medication (ideally non-sedative), Diarrhoea tablets, Ear drops (Betnosol), Decongestants, Eye drops, Talcum powder, very basic first aid (plasters etc)

Talk To Our Team

If you wish to learn more or have any additional questions, we invite you to book a 30-minute discovery call with our team.

→ Click here to book a discovery call.

The call will be with the team who organise our courses, and work closely with our medical teaching faculty. They are best placed to really explain what our attendees get out of attending a course with us.

Register for a time that suits, and we look forward to speaking with you soon.

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