The Dive & Marine Life Support course (DMLS) introduces you to essential elements of dive medicine, marine medicine, sea survival, emergency medicine and wilderness medicine. You will learn to prevent and recognize acute and life-threatening conditions related to offshore sailing and several water sports, as well as to initiate first treatment of these conditions. The beautiful tall ship Santa Maria Manuela, sailing between the islands of Cape Verde, will be our homebase during the complete course. As part of the course, you will be working onboard and helping with sailing the ship as well.
Main content of the course consists of practical trainings on and around the waters of Cape Verde. Experts will give lectures about e.g. the (patho)physiology of diving; drowning; hypothermia; treatment of stings and bites by sea animals; traumas and injuries at sea; search and rescue during emergencies in the water and maritime communication.
DMLS is designed for medics and paramedics, working in all specialisms, who have affinity with offshore sailing, water sports and/or diving. This course is also perfect for ship’s physicians! We will dive several times during the course. However, if you are unable to dive, we will offer you plenty of alternative activities onboard or in the water.
The aim of the Dive & Marine Life Support course is to provide you, medical expert and water sports lover, with practical and potentially life-saving knowledge and skills to use in and around water.