The Diver Medic

The Diver Medic Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder course. (DEMR)

Welcome to the most comprehensive Diving accident, illness, and emergency medicine course to date!

We are proud to bring you a course that instills confidence and understanding of a subject your Instructor may not have had the knowledge and skills to teach you unless they were

DEMR trained themselves.


The Diver Medic is excited to announce the new Program called Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) Course. This course aims to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for an emergency to help reduce pain, sustain life, and minimize the consequences of an injury or sudden illness. The course teaches students to be prepared, confident, and armed with the knowledge to take control and deal with virtually any non-diving and Dying-based medical or traumatic emergency. This course is the most comprehensive course available at present. This course sits between First Aid and EMT levels, so perfect for all learning levels. We are sure you will learn something new and apply what you have learned to your medical assessments and treatment. So, who is the course aimed at, Dive Leaders, Surface support, Professional Divers, Divemaster, Scientific divers, Fire and Rescue teams, Police rescue teams, Recreational divers, Rescue teams, Lifeguards, Coast Guard, Liveaboards, Dive Centres, Dive Resorts and whoever wants to broaden their medical knowledge?


Great news! This course is taught by medically trained personnel.

Student Pre-Requisites are the following:

By the start of the course, a student must be 18 years.

Certified in basic first aid and BLS.

Must have proof of current CPR and first aid training.

The course will consist of two sections. The first will be online theory with a cost of $133.00, and the second will be a minimum of two days of practical testing with a cost of $250.00.

The online section should take approximately 20 hours to complete and combine slides, voice-overs, videos, quizzes, and pdf files. 

Certification is valid for two years, after which a two-day refresher must take place. The practical section is a minimum of two days (16 hours). It will cost anything from $250.00.

Brief Outline of the course

Wellness and Safety of the Diving Emergency Medical Responder Human Anatomy and Pathophysiology, Communication and Documentation

Airway Management, Medical History, and Vital Signs

Patient Assessment, Cardiac Emergencies

Respiratory Emergencies, Common Medical Emergencies

Environment Emergencies and Drowning

Soft Tissue Injuries, Bleeding, and Shock

Muscle and Bone Injuries, Head and Spine Injuries

Chest and Abdominal Emergencies, Children and Diving

Operations and Hazardous Response, Multiple-Casualty incidents and Triage

Diving Injuries, Barotrauma Injuries

Travel Illness, Freediving injuries, Diving Physics

Gas Poisoning, Anoxia, Hypoxia, Oxygen Toxicity, Carbon Monoxide, HPNS, Narcosis Decompression Illness, PFO, AGE, and CAGE

Ear Injuries and treatment and use of Otoscope

Immersion Pulmonary Edema IPE/IPO Diving Emergencies

You will have 365 days of access to your online theory; please contact ascubadiving to extend your subscription.

There is a section for group discussions in the online area, so please respect each other and this course's contents.

Any comments, complaints, and suggestions are welcome in an email, and please do not discuss them in the group discussion.

To obtain The Diver Medic Approved Diving Emergency Medical Responder (DEMR) certification, all the course elements must be taken. Both for the Online and Practical sections, regardless of any advanced qualifications you may hold.

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