Diver Medic Technician Training Course

Experts at the FIU Medina Aquarius Program use the unique assets of the program to teach a board-certified Diving Medical Technician course designed to allow students to pass the NBDHMT board certification exam. This 48-hour NBDHMT-approved program provides focused didactic and practical training that addresses recognition, stabilization and treatment of decompression and other diving-related injuries.

Specific course topics include:

  • Diving physiology
  • Recognition of marine life hazards
  • Clinical assessment of diving injuries such as barotrauma and decompression sickness
  • Neurological examinations
  • Hyperbaric chamber operations

Students will drill using an on-site 72" multi-place chamber and gain an understanding of operation of a vessel-based Transportable Recompression Chamber System (TRCS). Upon successful completion of the course, students may apply to NBDHMT for certification as a Diver Medic.

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NBDHMT DMT Initial Certification Course: $1,300.00
Recertification: $800.00

Cost includes book and test materials. Housing and meals are not provided, but a group rate has been negotiated at a local hotel. Numerous restaurants are located within a seven-mile radius of the facility.

All training will take place at FIU's Aquarius Reef Base facility in Islamorada, FL.
FIU Medina Aquarius Program
85932 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, FL 33036

Initial Certification: September 11 - 15
National Board Exam: September 16

Due to instructor/student ratio requirements, space is limited to eight (8) students.

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The following forms MUST be completed and turned in to course instructor prior to the start of each class.

  1. DMT Registration Form
  2. Fitness to Work in Pressurized Setting Form
  3. Emergency medical training certificate or equivalent

Course Instructor:
Roger Garcia is a retired U.S. Navy Diving Medical Technician and Hospital Corpsman. He has trained military and special operations personnel during his 20 years of military service and currently serves as the Operations Director for Florida International University's (FIU) Aquarius Reef Base, the world's only undersea saturation research station, and is also the Diving Safety Officer for FIU.

For more information, contact Roger Garcia at 305.664.2916 x207 or via email at garcirog@fiu.edu.

For downloadable DMT course flyer click here.