Diving Medicine Courses

Basic Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers - Level I 

This a Level I - Basic Course in Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers. It  equips the occupational diver with the basic knowledge and understanding of Diving Physics and Diving Physiology related to the Cardiovascular, Respiratory  Muscular and Neurological System together with the Clinical Skills to identify and render Basic Diving First Aid  to treat and manage the occupational diving related  emergencies and injuries. 


The course forms the foundation of basic diving first aid training for both emergency life threatening and non-life threatening emergency underwater/diving incidents. 

This course satisfies the Basic requirement of Diving First Aid in accordance with the Singapore Standards SS511


This Basic Level I Course is recommended for :

  1. All Commercial Divers - particularly junior divers / new divers / freelance divers
  2. Aquarium Divers
  3. Zoological Divers
  4. Scientific Divers
  5. All Occupational Divers who requir Basic Diving First Aid

All Company Commercial Divers (Non-Freelance) , Experienced Commercial Divers and Diving Supervisors, Diving HSE Personnel are recommended to undergo the  Advance Course in Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers.


Topics covered in this Basic Level I course:

  1. Histroy of Air Diving
  2. Basic Emergency Diving First Aid  Principles
  3. Basic Diving Physics
  4. Overview of Diving Human Anatomy & Physiology
  5. Review of Cardiopulmonary Resusitation and Automated External Defibrillator Usage - Adults Persons only
  6. Basic 100% Oxygen Provision to an Injured Diver
  7. Diving Accidents & Injuries with their Immediate Basic Managenent
  8. Basic Clinical Onsite Assessment of Divers

Course Duration-

  • Total Pre-Reading Time: 6Hrs
  • Total Practical Skills Contact Time: 8Hrs  
  • Final Exam MCQ's: 1Hrs


This Course in Emergency Diving First Aid for Occupational Divers equips the occupational diver with the knowledge and skills to identify, treat and manage the various occupational diving related  emergencies and injuries. The course forms the foundation of diving first aid training for both emergency life threatening and non-life threatening emergency underwater/diving incidents. The course introduces the participant to basic diving medicine - in the areas of diving medicine history, diving physics , diving physiology together with the human bodily system interaction. Upon understanding these basic concepts, the participant is then trained to manage underwater diving injuries such as emergency life threatening & non-life threatening conditions, the conscious & unconscious diver, pressure related illnesses, aquatic disease conditions, diving related medical/dental conditions, psychological conditions, underwater trauma, marine life inflicted injuries etc. Participants will undergo practical skills training for deploying emergency first aid medical equipment , performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) and rendering first aid for treatment of diving injuries. The Principles of Diving Injury Management in the areas of Prevention, Standby, Telemedicine, Emergency Deployment (P-STED) and importance of Remote Specialist Integrative Consultations (RSIC) together with Immediate Effective Oxygen and Fluids administration will be addressed.