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We support both for-credit and not-for-credit instruction by supporting existing FIU classes and offering our own specialty classes.

  • Recompression Chamber Operator Course

    This course offers an in-depth look at the physiology behind diving related injuries and the conduct of a Neurological exam for diagnostic purposes. 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).

  • Diving Medical Technician 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.

    The 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

  • Introduction to Saturation Diving

    This five-day course will include extensive discussion on saturation diving theory and a practical application of skills in saturation diving. This class will also include practical training in saturation diving operations, equipment and procedures. The class culminates with an overnight stay at Aquarius, which will be operated in 1-atmosphere mode.

  • Trauma Component of Shark Handling Workshop

    This two-day class provides an in-depth discussion on traumatic injuries and hands-on training on important skills such as taking vital signs, proper tourniquet application, the use of hemostatic agents, and responding to bleeding and shock.