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Dive Accident Responder Course 2018

DARC: Book here for Saturday 17th March 2018

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: £60* to include free parking, lunch and refreshments

*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, including HM Coastguard Search & Rescue (Bristow) Paramedic 

               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 DARC March '17

'In depth information from professionals'

'I really appreciated refreshing BLS & the discussion around dive accident scenario

'Most enjoyed the chamber tour & explanations of how/what is done at DDRC. As a new diver it has made me understand the health issues involved'.




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