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Dive Medic Technician

The DMT course will upgrade the recreational diver who is looking for advanced medical skills to become an professional medical asset to the diving community.

Course Description

“Dive Medical Technicians make safer, more prepared

and more experienced divers.”


There is a requirement for professional and recreational divers to have a medical certification. Basic First Aid courses provide a good foundation for emergencies but do not provide the medical training needed for the diving community.

The DMT builds on first aid skills and brings the diver up to the level of the Emergency Medical Technician with additional Dive Medicine topics. The CoROM DMT course follows the guidelines from the  Diver Alert Network and the Wilderness Medical Society.

DMT certification consists of three modules:


Online Training Module:

40 hours of online training.


Classroom Training Module:

6 days of classroom based training consisting of lectures, hands on training, a visit to the hyperbaric chamber and exams.

All non EMT delegates are required to sit the EMT Basic exam and skills stations on the first day of the DMT class.


Clinical Training Module:

40 hours of clinical placement in Malta or delegates can arrange their own placements with approval from the training cadre.

Clinical training options.



  •    Casualty Handling in Hyperbaric Environments
  •    Dive Physics
  •    Diving Related Injuries
  •    Suturing and Minor Wound Management
  •    Doctor assist with IVs, Chest Drains and Needle Decompression
  •    Patient Examination
  •    Dive Pharmacology
  •    Skin Problems Associated with Diving
  •    Common Diving Medical Problems
  •    Common Orthopaedic Injuries Whist Diving
  •    Marine Life Injuries
  •    Hydration and Electrolyte Balance
  •    Decompression Injuries
  •    Hyperbaric Chamber Visit



‘Dive Medical Technician’ from CoROM. This certification is valid for two years.

Recertification requires 24 hours of CPD, 8 hours of patient contact time and a valid CPR card.

Continuing Professional Development training can be CPR courses, online CPD hours from CoROM or other medical training options. The patient contact experience can be done with your local GP doctor or in an A&E department.



We can recommend hotels in the area that will have corporate rates for Merit Training students. There are plenty of options in Pretty Bay where the classroom is located.



Both instructors have US Special Forces background with years of experience on maritime operations.


Malta based classroom

The classroom is located right on the beach. You will find the weather, the location and the Maltese prices quite desirable. Malta is a great place to relax from the stress of medical training. Dive sites are plentiful with visibility often over one hundred feet.


You deserve the best. Come train with the best.




Duration of Course Online

40 hours

Duration of Course Classroom

5 day for the DMT / 1 day for the EMT exams


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PADI rescue diver or equivalent

Upcoming Dates

24 January 2016
January 2017