Medic First Aid Instructor (MFAI)

You are looking for a new challenge as an instructor?mediv first aid instructor

You were always of the opinion that First Aid training is an integral part of the scuba dive sport.  

This is also the opinion of IRTDA.

For that reason IRTDA developed a top First Aid training program for divers and instructors. 

Your Challenge

In this course we convey knowledge on the highest level. This course enhances the knowledge of First Aid during scuba diving or just used in daily life. The sense of this education is to train the students to react and apply the appropriate First Aid during accidents until the medical doctor arrives.

The Fun Factor

Your challenge, as the Medic First Aid Instructor, is to convey the message and at the same time to train your students with fun.  Only this will ensure that the students can retain their knowledge and apply during stressful emergency situations.

 Course content

In the theoretical part the following training modules will be included:

  • Anatomy
  • Professional response at the accident site
  • Priorities of First Aid
  • First examination – the fist diagnosis
  • Reanimation
  • Unconciousnes
  • Shock
  • First Aid in the case of suffocation
  • Second examination
  • Head injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Bleeding
  • Fractured bones
  • Contusion
  • Transport techniques
  • Poisoning
  • Hypothermy
  • Eye injuries
  • Bandages
  • Oxygen and oxygen equipment

During your two day training to become a MFAI you have to complete a theoretical and practical exam. 

After successful completion you are a certified trainer

After the successful completion of the course you can offer the following courses:

  • IRTDA Medic First Aid course
  • IRTDA Medic First Aid – Refresher course



  • Medic First Aid Brevet
  • Minimum Assistant Instructor Brevet
  • Minimum 18 years
  • Medical scuba dive certification (not older than 6 months) 

Training material:

For this course you don’t need any training material.


For this course you don’t need any equipment.


Your new life as IRTDA Medic First Aid Instructor

After the completion of this course and exams your new challenge within the First Aid training starts. These courses are extremely important, especially in times were a lot of the training is not conducted in the water. These courses are important links within your training plan. Du suchst als Instruktor neue Herausforderungen?