Portrush MMM Course (Saturday 17 August 2024) – Wet Course (E)

The lectures will be online and information regarding these will be sent to you roughly a week before the course date. The course date itself will be practical only covering whale, dolphin and seal rescue techniques.

In partnership with IWDG. MMM courses are usually £115 per person, however this course has been subsidised and is now at the discounted price of £60 per person.

Course Information: Saturday 17 August 2024. Please arrive at 9:30am for a 10am start.

Location: Portrush East Strand, on the beach in front of Troggs surf school.

Parking: Pay and Display car park at East Strand (link here).

Refreshments & Lunch: Please bring a packed lunch and your own refreshments.

Toilets and changing facilities: Toilets available for changing located to the rear of Troggs surf school.

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 or wetsuit, boots (wetsuit boots are preferred but any type of boots or trainers you don’t mind getting wet/dirty) and gloves as most of the course will be in the water. If you are going to wear a wetsuit you must bring additional weatherproof clothing to wear while out of the water. This additional clothing is to ensure you do not get too cold when you come out of the water. Please note that BDMLR do not have this equipment for hire.

Start time: 9:30am
Approximate Finish time: 4pm

£60.00 per person


Only one booking per person is allowed to keep our medic database accurate. If you would like to book a course as a gift or for a group please call the office on 01825 765546 during office hours. Thank you.

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).

Course Includes

  • A Marine Mammal Medic Handbook
  • A photo ID card
  • A Marine Mammal Medic woven badge and car stickers
  • A certificate proving that you have done the course
  • One year's subscription including personal and public liability insurance cover


What others say about becoming a marine mammal medic

Marine Mammal Medic Courses

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 concerns


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!


Booking conditions – please read before paying for your course

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.