Next Full Course: January 16 - January 27** Dates subject to change due to COVID-19 rescheduling. Updated course dates will be posted as soon as they are available.

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 full course (includes all text books, a Diver Medic Diagnostic Kit, and 60 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 textbooks are not included in the cost but may be purchased for an additional $600.00.
  • A $500.00 tuition deposit is required at time of registration for both Full and Refresher DMT courses. This amount will be credited towards the total cost. DIT reserves the right to retain tuition deposits for any changes or cancellations made by the applicant less than 21 days from the scheduled class start date. If DIT cancels or changes the course dates for any reason, the tuition deposit will be fully refundable to the applicant.
  • The remaining tuition balance is due no less than 21 days from the scheduled class start date. DIT reserves the right to cancel the enrollment for any student that has not paid the course tuition in full within 21 days of the scheduled class start date.

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) :

January 16, 2023 - January 27, 2023

March 20, 2023 - March 30, 2023

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):

December 12, 2022 - December 16, 2022

February 6, 2023 - February 10, 2023

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 (30 hours in refresher), those course requirements may be made up during the next available refresher course opening at half-price ($450). Refunds will be issued for all amounts paid beyond the deposit if attendee cancels prior to the start of class. If the class is cancelled by DIT, the deposit will be refunded or applied to a future class.

DIT currently offers the NBDHMT (National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology) written exam only at the conclusion of the full course.

* Per the NBDHMT, “DMT certification exams will also have an online option by the second quarter of 2016.” This will allow those choosing to seek National Board certification an opportunity to certify prior to our next scheduled course and without the added expense of returning to Seattle.

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
  • Field Guide for the Diver Medic
  • Care of the Injured Diver textbook
  • Stethoscope
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Reflex Hammer
  • Splint
  • Bandage
  • Nasophyangeal Airway kit
  • Orophyangeal Airway kit
  • Trauma Shears
  • Field ENT Kit with Otoscope
  • Tape
  • Cravat
  • Tourniquet
  • Air Release System

Contact Us

Call (800)-634-8377

Or e-mail [email protected]

DMT Financial Aid Questions

Please e-mail Shannon in Financial Aid

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