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The NIO Bone Gun is one of the new pieces of equipment we are training Commercial Divers on. It is fast efficient and pain free.

Used to administer fluids into the Bone when vascular access is unavailable.


Our new simulation diving vessel is due to start construction in September giving Commercial diver the best simulation in medical education. Walking out of a class room into a diving support vessel with a saturation diving spread, Diving bells for CPR training and a Medical Centre will provide our divers with the best simulation possible. We aim to continue 22 years of unrivalled education with the most modern facility in Europe.


We are well underway with the construction of The Medical Centre, Hyperbaric Control Rooms, Plant Rooms and Equipment Drying Rooms. The fire fighting equipment is now in place along with the breathing apparatus. Two new compressors have been ordered to facilitate the quantity of compressed air required for the students needs.

The Life Boat is a new design life boat giving students the best in education and training. 


The DMT (Diver Medical Technician) Refresher Course is an IMCA accredited course and comprises 5 days duration with 35 contact hours in class with  practical based scenarios. The DMT certificate is valid for 2 years.


To qualify for an IMCA DMT (Diver Medical Technician) 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.


DMT (Refresher) 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 not a complete list of the course content


A qualified DMT (Diver Medical Technician) should be :

Capable of administering advanced first aid and emergency treatment.

Efficient in carrying out the directions of a doctor in a diving environment.


£630 including VAT and meals and light refreshments

NEW COURSE PRICES FOR 2019  £630 including VAT and meals

4th - 8th March 2019

25th - 29th March 2019

1st - 5th April 2019

13th - 17th May 2019

10th - 14th June 2019

24th - 28th June 2019

12th - 16th August 2019

9th - 13th September 2019

7th - 11th October 2019

Ask the course coordinator to arrange your accommodation for you. We have a number of places we can recommend however, try the Liver View Hotel

The Liver View Hotel is within walking distance of the college. Its prices are very reasonable and offer free parking and free WIFI.

The Hotel has recently under gone a full refurbishment offering fresh and spacious rooms with en-suite. Following an audit from guests who have used the hotel, they gave it a big thumbs up.

Contact Dave Tracy on 0151 639 5723

 Course Price £630 including VAT, meals and light refreshments

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The course price will increase 2018 £630.00 including VAT, meals and light refreshments

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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
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 (UKOG) 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.