The lectures will be online and information regarding these will be sent to you before the course date. The course date itself will be practical only covering whale, dolphin and seal rescue techniques.
Course Information: Sunday 18th September 2022. Please arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start.
Please note, this course is an exception with the fee at £85 – we received funding for Island residents so the usual course fee of £115 has been subsidised.
Location: Horgabost beach, Horgabost, Isle of Harris HS3 3HR (what3words: belts.legroom.salt).
Parking: Available nearby.
Refreshments & Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and your own refreshments – there are no catering facilities at this venue.
Toilets and changing facilities: Public toilets available for changing.
Lifejackets: The course fee includes the supply of a life jacket but please note that if the life jacket is not returned at the end of the day, a levy of £50.00 will be made for non-return.
Dry & Wet Suits: You must bring a dry suit or wetsuit, boots and gloves as you will be in and out of the water for most of the day. If you are going to wear a wetsuit then you must bring additional weatherproof clothing to wear whilst out of the water to ensure you do not get cold. This course will be cold as it is during the winter months so please ensure you wear appropriate warm clothing.
Start time: 9:30am
Approximate Finish time: 4:30pm
£85.00 per personBook
To book onto a course click on the BOOK tab above and you will be taken to an online form which needs to be fully completed before you can complete the transaction.
This is essential information BDMLR needs to run its medic network effectively to ensure all marine life in need of help gets it quickly and efficiently.
Once you have completed the information click next and you’ll be taken to our secure payment system where you can pay with a debit card or credit card.
If you have any problems with booking please contact the office on 01825 765546 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
What others say about becoming a marine mammal medic
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This was a fantastic course. Very informative and the hands on training really helped me to understand how to act in a real case scenario. BDMLR are also extremely supportive and able to answer any questions or concernsJess
It is a comprehensive and in-depth course with fantastic practical activities (just pack a decent wet suit!). I thoroughly enjoyed the day and it served as a great insight into the work that British Divers do. I am now able to attend call-outs and help save lives!Aidan
BDMLR incurs charges for fee transactions and are not always able to fill a cancelled place on a course. We reserve the right to apply the following refund policy if a delegate does not wish to transfer to another course:
If you cancel within two weeks (14 days) of the course date: 50% refund
If you cancel within 2 days of the course date or the delegate fails the turn up: No refund
However, if a delegate cancels out of a course for health or compassionate reasons charges may be waived at our discretion. Cancellations should be made by calling the office on 01825 765546, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Please note: On rare occasions courses are cancelled due to low numbers or adverse weather and we will advise people who have booked as soon as possible. In this instance we can only refund fees paid to us and not additional costs for travel or accommodation. If you cannot cancel these then you may find that you are able to claim them from your travel insurance.