Hazardous Marine Life First Aid

Course Description

This practical, hands-on course teaches divers how to minimize the effects of unexpected encounters with hazardous marine life. It covers assessment and basic first aid treatment for envenomation and toxins from jellyfish, fire coral, and many other venomous marine creatures, traumatic injuries and seafood poisoning. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive the following industry standard certification: DAN Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, valid for two years.

Course ID: REC 1220P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16609 Jun 14, 2016 Jun 14, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $79
16741 Oct 27, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $69
17518 Feb 9, 2017 Feb 9, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $79
17519 May 11, 2017 May 11, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $79

Special Discounts

Exclusive discounts are available for this course. Georgia Tech and Georgia Aquarium Employees, Georgia Tech Students and Alumni are eligible for a $10 dsicount (coupon code "REC-10"). Please use the appropriate coupon code during the online check-out process. 

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout. Coupon codes cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart . To use this discount, a valid employee or student I.D. will be required in class.




Who Should Attend

Divers who want to learn basic first aid for a marine environment

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize marine life injuries.
  • Prevent marine life injuries.
  • Prevent disease transmission.


First Aid Review

  • Scene Safety, Initial and Secondary Assessment
  • Contacting EMS
  • Preventing Disease Transmission

Recognizing Marine Life Injuries

  • Types of Marine Life Injuries
  • Mechanisms of Injury – Bites, Stings, and Poisonings
  • Signs and Symptoms of a Marine Life Injury
  • Causes and Prevention of Marine Life Injuries

Treating Marine Life Injuries

  • Rescue Breathing and AED Use
  • Treating for Shock
  • Bleeding and Wounds
  • Pressure Immobilization
  • Venom Inactivation
  • Pain Management

Information Gathering and Incident Reporting



  • Textbook: Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, Diver's Alert Network (Item #371-3210)

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Jim Consuegra