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DAN – First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Course Pattaya, Thailand

DAN Training & Education
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

DAN First Aid Training for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Pattaya, ThailandFirst Aid for Dangerous Marine Life Injuries ProgramDAN First Aid for Dangerous Marine Life ProgramDAN Training & Education

“A scuba diver surfaces from a dive in an area abundant with coral, removes his fins and finds redness, swelling and blisters just beginning to show on his left ankle. He also experiences a stinging sensation on the same ankle.

A diver, following a dive to an area filled with marine life, notices a small bite pattern on his lower right leg and some stiffness; he also experiences difficulty swallowing, has a generalized weakness and a slight numbness in the area of the bite.”

A diver experiences pain, nausea and some swelling associated with a purple-and-black puncture wound in his left knee.

The common thread from each of the three injuries is that they likely came from contact with some form of hazardous marine life. Given similar circumstances with you or a dive buddy, would you be able to appropriately treat each injury?

Although serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, most scuba divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures at some point in their dive careers. Knowing how to minimize these injuries helps you reduce diver discomfort and pain.

The First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries program is designed to provide knowledge regarding specific types of marine creature injuries and the general first aid treatment for those injuries.

The course covers:

  • Hazardous Marine Life

    • Envenomations
    • Bites
    • Irritations
    • Seafood poisoning
    • Severe Allergic Reaction
  • First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life

    • Life Support review
    • Providing care with an AED
    • Providing Supplemental Oxygen
    • Control of Bleeding
    • Shock Management
    • Wound Management
    • Pressure-Immobilization Technique
  • Avoiding Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

We have very little here in Pattaya  that will injure a diver on a dive by the way of marine life but who knows where your diving life will take you. Please contact for further details.

All DAN Courses offered by Mermaids CDC – Pattaya, Thailand:

  •  DAN – Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
  •  DAN – On-site Neurological Assessment for Divers
  •  DAN – Automated External Defibrillators
  •  DAN – First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
  •  DAN – First Aid – Level 1 – Emergency Life Support


Mermaids Dive Career Centre Pattaya, Thailand offer the full suite of Divers Alert Network divers courses in house. All of our DAN instructors enjoy operating the DAN courses (and any diver courses pertaining to safety).

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