Understanding the unique problems encountered in the maritime environment is a necessary skillset for medical providers in the Navy. This page contains many lessons learned from my years as a Dive Medical Officer (DMO). For those interested in becoming a DMO – referred to as Undersea Medical Officers (UMOs) in the US Navy due to their training in submarine and radiation medicine in addition to dive medicine – this page contains an informative blog with pictures from UMO school, a Dive Medicine Handbook compiled from various sources for use while supervising dive trips, and miscellaneous dive medicine information.
Below is a movie compiled from videos and pictures captured during my class dive school. Enjoy!