Dr Tim Fitzsimons  M.B.Ch.B.

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The Diver Medical Technician Course is an IMCA accredited course which  comprises of 10 days duration with 72 contact hours in class with  practical based scenarios. The certificate is valid for 2 years after which time a DMT (Refresher) course is required.


To qualify for an IMCA Diver Medic qualification, applicants must:

Hold an offshore qualification in diving. This can be an LST, diving supervisor or commercial diving qualification recognised by IMCA (Offshore grade) or the Health and Safety Executive.

Candidates attending the course must ensure they are fit and healthy and free of any existing injuries. The course can be quite arduous and is mentally and physically demanding. Candidates must be in possession of an in-date diving medical.

Sport divers can attend the course however, an IMCA certificate will NOT be issused. A certificate of attendance will be issued from the centre.


Diver Medical Technician (Full) Course Content :

  • Casualty Handling Under Pressure
  • Care of Medical Equipment/Record Keeping
  • Diving Related Illness: Barotrauma
  • Advanced Life Support
  • Control & Management of Dive Related Injury or Illness
  • Insertion of Chest Drain
  • Patient Examination
  • Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • Intraosseous Infusion
  • Use of Defibrillator
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Catheterisation
  • Managing Decompression illness
  • Drugs and Pharmacology
  • Suturing
  • Use of DMAC equipment
  • This list is just some of the subjects covered on the course.

A qualified DMT (Diver Medical Technician) should :

Be capable of administering advanced first aid and emergency treatment.

Be efficient in carrying out the directions of a doctor in a diving environment.


Dates for our IMCA approved DMT (Full) courses :

£930 including VAT and meals


1st - 12th April 2019

10th - 21st June 2019

12th - 23rd August 2019

9th - 20th September 2019

7th - 18th October 2019

Ask the course coordinator to arrange your accommodation for you. We have a number places we can recommend.

The Liver Hotel is with in walking distance of the college. its prices are very reasonable with free parking and WIFI.

Contact Dave at the Liver Hotel on 0151 639 5723


Our IMCA approved DMT (Full) course is £930.00 including VAT and meals

Download the PDF Application Form


We undertake 3 types of diving medical at ESTC :

Commercial and HSE Approved Medical, Offshore (UKOG) Medical and Seafarer’s Medical. These are detailed below including requirements, costs, validity and certification. All medicals are conducted by our HSE approved doctor, Dr. Tim Fitzsimons, (M.B., Ch. B.), an experienced Diving Medicine specialist.

Commercial and HSE Approved Medical. The requirements for Commercial Diving are more stringent than for recreational diving. The HSE lists 5 working practices for each area of Commercial Diving :

  • Offshore Commercial
  • Inland Commercial
  • Media
  • Archaeology
  • Recreational Instructor e.g. PADI

Each diver requires a thorough medical and subsequent annual medicals. Medical includes checking personal details, previous medical history and log books followed by a thorough examination which includes a full hearing test, a detailed lung test (spirometry), a heart trace (ECG) and a monitored step test assessment. Initial examination may require blood testing (full blood count), completing the HSE questionnaire and confirmation by your G.P.

Successful divers will receive HSE certification and a full copy of the medical.  Please bring proof of I.D, qualification cards, previous Dive Medical forms and a pair of trainers (step test).

Commercial and HSE Approved Diving Medical is valid for 1 year. Cost is £180 or £100 for PADI/Recreational Instructors.

Workers in the Offshore Sector need medical certification to confirm their fitness for training and working offshore.

Our Offshore Medical covers basic medical checks, a hearing test, spirometry and visual capacity. Certification conforms to UKOG (UK Oil & Gas) .

Offshore Medical (UKOG) is valid for 2 years. Cost is £100.

Our Seafarer’s Medicals are undertaken in line with MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency). Unless this is your first ENG1 medical you must bring your previous ENG1 certificate along with your Seaman’s Discharge book and/or a valid passport. Do not wear contact lenses for the medical - bring glasses if needed. Avoid loud noise for 16 hours prior to the medical a there is a hearing test included.

Seafarer’s Medical is valid for 2 years. Cost is £80.

All medicals require proof of I.D. - passport or driving licence (picture version). To book a medical please contact our HSE approved doctor, Dr. Tim Fitzsimons (M.B, Ch. B) on 0044 (0) 151 230 8248.