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First Aid Courses

DV Diving is a registered First Aid training facility. We offer a wide range of First Aid courses through various training agencies to suit all needs. These can be run at our centre or another suitable alternate location.

EFR courses include the one day Adult/child/infant primary and secondary care course and the HSE First Aid at Work course and refresher training. Our friendly professional staff are registered with the HSE(NI) and can teach and assess the FAW, First Aid at Work qualification.

DAN (Divers Alert Network) cover specialist courses including Oxygen First Aid, Advanced Oxygen, AED, neuro examination, and REMO.

RYA (Royal Yatching Association) First aid

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fulfils the requirements for:

  • professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).

The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE. 

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia fromimmersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue