Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teaches divers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.

Divers may experience unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. Any time a person enters the marine environment there is a chance of being stung, bitten or cut. This course will teach you where you can expect to encounter potentially hazardous marine life and how to provide first aid when injuries occur. The more you know about the marine environment, the greater your chances of having safe, memorable dives.

You will learn about:

  • Vertebrate and invertebrate sources of envenomations
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Life-threatening complications
  • Seafood poisonings
  • Avoidance of marine life injuries

You will develop the following skills:

  • Initial assessment
  • Shock management
  • Treatment of stinging and spiny envenomations and injuries
  • Control of external bleeding
  • Pressure immobilization technique
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Creation of an emergency assistance plan


There are no pre-requisites for HMLI however CPR certification is highly recommended.

HMLI is a 4-hour course of class room instruction right here at Diver’s World followed by a written test. It includes knowledge development as well as hands-on skills development.

This certification is good for 24-months.

Your class fee includes instructional materials,  your instructor and certification card.

Student Provides

Students should bring their personal note-taking preference.

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