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Dive Accident Responder Course

Saturday 25th March 2017.

Please go to the booking button at the top of the page to book a place. Click on Events/DARC which will lead you to the course in 2017.

Could you manage a diving accident?  

Would you know what to do if your buddy surfaced unconscious?  

What does it feel like to be recompressed?

Our very popular Dive Accident Responder Course (DARC) is specifically designed to meet the needs of recreational divers, who may find themselves needing to deal with a diving accident. 

This all day course is held at our Medical Centre in Plymouth. DDRC Healthcare, 8 Research Way, Plymouth Science Park, Plymouth PL6 8BU

Cost per person: £50* to include free parking, lunch and refreshmentsPlease contact the Training Team for further details or to book at training@ddrc.org or call us on +44(0)1752 237137 

*There is an additional cost for PADI/BSAC Recompression Chamber Awareness Specialty Certification if required.

The course will include:

Practical training: 

Basic Life Support (BLS) with emphasis on dealing with a diving casualty

Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Oxygen administration 

Lectures: Including Decompression Illness (DCI) - avoiding it, recognising it, dealing with it and real life case studies of diving accidents.

               Fitness to Dive

               Gas toxicity

Pot Dive: Chamber dive to 40m (valid medical clearance and diving certification required)

What you also get:

  • DDRC Healthcare course certification
  • Recompression Chamber Awareness Specialty Certification is available at further cost - NB PADI or SDI/TDI / BSAC processing fee required
  • Lunch, refreshments & free car parking!


Feedback from the March '16

"Excellent training day with very knowledgeable speakers and thought provoking issues. Topped off with outstandingly friendly and hospitable staff to make the day run as smoothly as possible. I would feel in safe hands if ever I had to use the facilities in a real life situation. Thanks for a great day."

"I had a fantasic day yesterday 19th March doing your Dive Accident Responder Cource. Brilliant thank you..!"



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