New Diving and Marine Medicine location – Maldives, Indian Ocean.

Diving Medicine Training Course in the Maldives

Diving Medicine Training Course in the Maldives

Diving and Marine Medicine Training Course – Indian Ocean


Expedition and Wilderness Medicine are very excited at being able to offer an inspirational course for all those medical professionals responsible for clients or expedition team members in a diving or marine environment.

This is a 6 day course, aiming to give participants an understanding of conditions likely to occur whilst working as a doctor on a diving expedition. Topics covered will include pre-expedition medicals, diving-related illness, marine envenomation, emergency treatments and casevac plans. Practical sessions include boat handling, search & rescue and underwater communications. There will be at least 2 dives a day, including a night dive and hopefully a visit to the hyperbaric chamber on Kuramathi Island – the largest facility in the Maldives. At the end of the week, participants should feel confident to act as medical officer on a diving expedition, or in any UK diving medical practice. Read the ‘What to Expect’ section below to get more of an idea of what the course entails.

All participants are expected to at least have a PADI Open Water qualification (or equivalent) with a minimum of 10 dives. Ideally participants should have PADI Advance Open Water qualification (or equivalent) as we will be doing some current diving. Conditions are dependent on dive sites, currents and times of year. If your qualification is not recent we recommend you complete at least 2 or 3 refresher dives before the course so that you get the most out of the fantastic diving the Maldives offers.
If the group is mixed, the dives will be split into 2 groups, so that each group is diving to its own ability.

The Diving And Marine Medicine Course is accredited for FAWM points but we are waiting for confirmation of these as the Diving medicine course has moved to a new location.

CME accredited wilderness medical training courses.


New Expedition Medicine training course dates

New September dates for UK Expedition Medicine Course in the Lakes

We are happy to announce the dates for our autumn Expedition Medicine course in the Lake District for the 9-12 September 2008 to be held at our training centre at the Barrow House Youth Hostel, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria.

Find out more about the course at the UK expedition medicine training page here

Visit our Expedition Medicine photo gallery here to see more or download an course application form here, but hurry the places are strictly limited.

Expedition Medicine Course Dates


Expedition Medicine is the leading provider of expedition and wilderness medicine courses, both here in the UK and also in a number of carefully selected overseas locations.

2008 is nearly upon us and we have our usual favourite courses plus our NEW Desert & Diving courses: 

Polar Medicine Course – Norway 17th – 23rd February 2008.  Click here for further details, waiting list only.

EML UK Course – Keswick, Cumbria 17th – 20th March 2008.  Click here for further details, waiting list only.

Desert Medicine Course – Namibia 17th – 23rd August 2008.  Click here for further details.

DATES NOW FINALISED for the Diving & Marine Medicine Course Oman 18th – 24th October 2008.  Click here for further details. 

Jungle Medicine Course – Costa Rica 9th – 15th November 2008.  Click here for further details.  

For application forms or further details visit our website.

Jungle Medicine write up in the BMJ

New Diving Medicine course launched


18th – 24th October 2008, BANDAR KHAIRAN – OMAN

Numbers are strictly limited on what promises to be superb course- make sure you sign up early to avoid disappointment  

We at Expedition Medicine are very excited at being able to offer an inspirational course for all those medical professionals responsible for clients or expedition team members in a diving or marine environment.  

diving-medicine-course-52-med.jpgThe course is based in Oman a country which as recently emerged from its self imposed isolation, revealing a land of friendly people and dramatic landscapes bordered by an incredibly rich marine environment . We will be scuba diving in the Bandar Khairan area an area of outstanding natural beauty, boasting rocky outcrops, deserted beaches and small islands accessible only by boat. The underwater scenery is similarly dramatic with picturesque walls and reefs festooned with healthy corals and teeming with marine life. 

Find out more about the Diving Medicine course here

Download an application form here

The Expedition Medicine website

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