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Professional Dive Boat Skipper Day 2016

This day is now full. Please register your interest by using the button at the top of the page and then the Events section,in case of cancellations. The next course will be in 2017 when a date will be announced.

We are once again holding this popular FREE information and training event for Professional Dive Boat Skippers. It will be held at our Hyperbaric Medical Centre in Plymouth and in the neighbouring Plymouth Science Park conference room on Monday 1st February 2016.

Dive boat skippers can be the initial person to recognise a diving incident is occurring, provide initial first aid, as well as working with emergency services to coordinate the evacuation of an injured diver. It may be that they are having to deal with all of this simultaneously.

In line with the charity’s aims to optimise and streamline management of a diving incident, DDRC Healthcare realises the importance of working with experienced professional dive  boat skippers in providing a platform for discussion and education. 

The Professional Dive Boat Skipper Day offers the opportunity for skippers to receive up to date information from the representatives from the rescue services and DDRC Healthcare’s experienced Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine doctors and trainers.

The event will enable skippers to share best practice, ask questions and to learn more about how to manage a possible diving accident, for example recognising the symptoms of decompression illness (known as DCI or ‘the bends’) and how to help rescue and recover a diver in difficulty.

There will be practical sessions covering Basic Life Support and oxygen administration. 

This event is aimed specifically at professional dive boat skippers and is FREE for up to 2 skippers per boat to attend. 

The all day event will include:

  • DDRC Healthcare doctors discussing how to identify and deal with decompression illness (DCI)
  • Input from a variety of speakers including the RNLI
  • Case studies
  • Practical sessions on Basic Life Support and oxygen administration
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Free parking

Please book via the button at the top of this page and choose the event section.


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