Next Full Course: May 15 - May 26

NOTE: When making travel arrangements it is important to consider booking tickets and lodging arrangements that are refundable as courses are subject to be canceled if they do not meet the minimum student enrollment requirement. Courses may also be canceled if more than 85% of the registered students are having all or part of their tuition, fees or other charges paid for them by the educational institution or by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

All registrants will be notified of course cancellation (if applicable) within two weeks (14 days) of their scheduled course start date.

Additional Course Dates

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10-Day Course:

The Diver Medic Course at Divers Institute of Technology is designed to give the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform as an integral part of the diving team. Commercial divers routinely work in remote locations, often in depths that require days of decompression before they can be transported to the nearest treatment facilities that may be hundreds of miles away. Due to the inherently dangerous work that is done day by day, the industry standard for a designated Diver Medic on all employer-sponsored dives has been established by the USCG and OSHA to provide prompt and adequate treatment of injured divers.

Certification includes:

  • DAN Diving First Aid for Professional Divers (First Aid, CPR, AED, and O2 Provider)
  • Certificate of Completion* of National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT) Certified Diver Medic training course (*with appropriate prerequisites)
  • Certificate of Completion* of International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Diver Medical Technician course (*with appropriate prerequisites)

DIT opened the door, literally, to the world with my internationally accepted surface supplied diver certification. The excellent training, assistance with job placement, and the ability to return to the campus for continued education are all factors that have allowed me to excel and continue to succeed as a commercial diver

– Sam SimpsonDiver at Triton Diving

Course Details:

Students will be introduced to advanced critical skills and diagnostic tests to help make appropriate diagnosis and treatment decisions, with emphasis on effective communication with a diving physician and carrying out critical care by the physician’s direction. Students will get extensive practice doing advanced invasive procedures including Advanced Airway, Wound Closure (sutures and staples), Urinary Catheterization, Chest Decompression (needle thoracentesis, and chest tube placement), Intravenous Infusion, and Drug administration. Ten percent of the course will be taught by a diving physician, who will cover medical equipment, sterile procedures, and effects of drugs in diving. The final testing will be done in a practical setting inside the recompression chamber, along with a written exam.


  • $2200.00 for the 10-day, 60-hour full course (includes all textbooks, a Diver Medic Diagnostic Kit, and hours of instruction).
  • The 5-day, 30-hour refresher course for previously certified DMTs renewing their credentials is $1100.00. For refresher classes, the Diagnostic Kit and books are not included in the cost but may be purchased for an additional $600.00.
  • Due to the limited amount of spaces, a $500.00 non-refundable, non-transferrable tuition deposit is required at the time of registration. This amount will be credited toward the total tuition cost. The remaining balance is due 21 calendar days before the first day of class.

Financial Aid:

  • The Full Course is approved for VA funding for qualifying students. Contact a DIT Financial Aid Administrator for information.

Successful completion of the course will be determined by an 80% or greater on the written exam and proper diagnosis and treatment of a simulated casualty presented in the recompression chamber.

Upcoming Course Schedule:

Full course (10-day) :

May 15, 2023 - May 26, 2023

July 10, 2023 - July 21, 2023

September 11, 2023 - September 22, 2023

November 6, 2023 - November 17, 2023

Refresher (5-day):

April 17, 2023 - April 21, 2023

June 12, 2023 - June 16, 2023

August 14, 2023 - August 18, 2023

October 16, 2023 - October 20, 2023

December 11, 2023 - December 15, 2023


100% attendance for all 60 hours (full course) or 30 hours (refresher) is required.

Refund & Retest Policy:

If a student fails the written or practical exams or fails to complete the full 60 hours, the course and exams may be made up during the next available refresher course opening at half-price ($550). In the event that the class is cancelled by DIT, the $500 tuition deposit may be refunded or applied to a future class. 100% of the tuition deposit will be refundable ONLY if DIT cancels the class. Policy when attendee cancels enrollment: If the attendee cancels their enrollment more than 21 calendar days before the scheduled class start date, refunds will be issued for amounts paid (less 50% the tuition deposit, or less $250 total). If the attendee does not cancel by 21 calendar days before the class start date, refunds will be issued for any amounts paid (less the full $500 tuition deposit). As the tuition deposit is not 100% refundable if enrollment is cancelled by the attendee, we strongly recommend that before you register, you ensure that your chosen course dates will work for you and your employer.

Additional Information:

*This post-graduate course is separate from the components of the core diving program and therefore is not accredited by the ACCSC. Any accreditation and certifications pertaining to the course are listed within the course description.*

The DMT course is open to firefighters, EMTs, commercial divers, military divers, combat medics and others who qualify. To qualify for certain DMT course certifications, you need to meet the following prerequisites for each category/certifying organization. If you do not meet either category of these prerequisites for the course, you may request an interview with the course director to determine your eligibility to attend the course and receive appropriate certifications.

Prerequisites for NBDHMT (EMT-background):

  1. A copy of an in-date emergency medicine training completion certification. Documentation can include any of the following: DOT/NHTSA approved training course certificate, Current National Registry of EMT or paramedic certification or Current State EMT, or higher, licensure/certification card.
  2. A “Fitness to Work in a Pressurized Setting” medical certificate. The applicant does not have to be deemed fit to dive. Rather, they should be considered medically fit to pressure-up in a recompression chamber.
  3. After completion of the training course has been satisfactorily undertaken the DMT can apply to take the DMT certification examination. (Note: There is a $125 application fee to take the NBDHMT exam—not included in the above course cost.)

Prerequisites for Divers (DCBC/IMCA):

Individuals attending the course must be a graduate of a recognized commercial diving program. Those individuals who do not hold diving certifications recognized by IMCA will be awarded a Divers Institute of Technology Diver Medic Course Completion certificate. IMCA DMT Certificates shall be issued to those individuals that meet the following criteria:

  1. Must hold an International Dive Certification
  2. Must have a Current Dive Physical up to one year of the course start date
  3. Medical background is preferred but not required

Please also note that our Diver Medic program is NOT “PAY FOR PASS”. Your tuition guarantees your opportunity to sit through the didactic and practical portions of the course as well as take the final written and practical examinations for certification. This is a challenging course running 5 days per week and 6 hours per day. Candidates will need to plan for approximately 4-5 hours of self-study and reading beyond the curriculum requirements.

Maximum class size is 12 students. This allows maximum time dedicated to practical skills and scenario-based training.

Please submit all certificates/licensure two weeks before class starts. Failure to do so may result in a non-refundable drop from enrollment.

Diver Medic Diagnostic Kit Contents:

medic kit


  • Chamber Safe MILSPEC bag
  • Daugherty’s Field Guide for the Diver Medic
  • Ellerman’s Care of the Injured Diver textbook
  • Stethoscope
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Reflex Hammer, Pen Light, Bandage Scissors, Tuning Fork 128 MHz, 256 mhz
  • “Sam” Splint
  • Emergency Trauma Bandage
  • Nasophyangeal Airway kit
  • Orophyangeal Airway kit
  • Trauma Shears 7.5″
  • NAR Basic Field Corpsman Kit
  • Tape
  • Two Triange Bandage / Cravat
  • Tourniquet CAT
  • Needle Decompression 14 or 10 ga
  • Two Compressed Packing Gauze
  • 4″ Ace Wrap, 6″ Ace Wrap

Contact Us

Call (800)-634-8377

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DMT Financial Aid Questions

Please e-mail Shannon in Financial Aid

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