Our Diver Medical Technician Courses

One of our most popular Maritime Courses is the Diver Medical Technician course, which is designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide medical support to divers.

This course covers a wide range of topics such as diving physiology, decompression sickness, and medical emergencies in a diving environment. It also includes hands-on training in the use of specialised medical equipment used in diving emergencies.

Diver Medical Technician-Full

10 day IMCA accredited course 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.

Diver medical Technician-Refresher

5 day IMCA accredited course with 35 contact hours in class with practical based scenarios. The DMT certificate is valid for 2 years.

Oxygen Administration

The Oxygen Administration Course for Sports and Commercial Divers is a half-day course including a Theory and Practical examination. Successful delegates will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years.

Ofshore & Maritime Medicals

We undertake 3 types of diving medical at ESTC:

• Commercial and HSE Approved Medical

• Offshore (UKOG) Medical

• 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. As well as conducting Offshore and Maritime medicals, Tim has many years of experience treating divers suffering from Decompression Illness at the Wirral Hyperbaric Treatment Facility. As a Hyperbaric Specialist he is also a medical advisor to various commercial diving companies on the management of the sick and injured diver.

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


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. Divers attending our DMT Courses (Full and Refresher) who need a medical can now undertake one whilst on site at ESTC.

Offhore (UKOG) Medical:

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.

Seafarer’s Medical

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 ID – passport or driving licence (picture version). To book a medical, please contact our HSE approved doctor, Dr Tim Fitzsimons (M.B, Ch. B) on 0151 230 8248.


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