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Why sit in a boring classroom when you could be learning at sea?

Learn at sea while diving! Participate in this unique Continuing Medical Education Program on a liveaboard this December. The specialty trip allows medical professionals to explore two incredible Caribbean Islands, dive up to 22 times, and receive 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits. Plus, there’s no additional cost for the course!

During the week aboard, guests will dive in the morning and evening, with afternoons spent participating in two 1-hour lectures provided by Dr. Gary Rose MD. Dr. Rose is a former Associate Professor of Microbiology and Surgery at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University and member of Divers Alert Network and The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Topics that will be covered include dive safety, injury prevention, venom and stings, shark safety, shipwreck primary care, and more. 

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This exclusive liveaboard package includes 7 nights and 8 days aboard the vessel with up to 22 dives during the week. Plus, three chef-prepared meals daily, snacks, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages. Guests will stay in comfortable accommodation with private ensuite bathrooms, air conditioning, towels, linens, etc. Diving services, professional guides, tanks, weights, and air fills are also included.

When: 9-16 December 2023 
Where: St Kitts, Saba, Sint Maarten
Liveaboard: Caribbean Explorer II
Principle Faculty: Gary Rose MD
Credit Received: 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
Who should attend: Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, etc.
Diving Certification: Open water diver certification (required), AOW recommended
Cost: US $2,695 per person – no additional cost for the course!


  1. Marine Microorganisms – What Every Diving Physician Must Know
  2. Venom, Stings, and Bites
  3. Aquatic Animals of The Eastern Pacific Ocean – dive safely and prevent injury
  4. Shark Identification and Behavior – dive safely and prevent injury
  5. Shark Attack – Acute and Long-Term Care and Management
  6. DCS/DCI/Narcosis/O2 Toxicity/Barotrauma
  7. Shipwreck Safety and Primary Care
  8. Diving with Great White Sharks, Winter and Cold-Water Diving – Safety and Medical Issues

Sample Daily Schedule (May Vary)

8:15Dive 1
11:00Dive 2
14:00Dive 3
16:00-17:00 pmTopic 1 – Marine Microorganisms by Gary Rose MD
17:00-18:00 pmTopic 2 – Venom, Stings, and Bites by Gary Rose MD
19:45Dive 4 – Night Dive
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About Gary Rose MD

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Gary Rose MD has been a certified diver for over 45 years and is a PADI Open Water Instructor. As a Plastic Surgeon and former Associate Professor of Microbiology and Surgery at the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, he has fulfilled his life passion as a marine biologist with his research on marine microorganisms, as well as large ocean apex predators. Dr. Rose lectures all over the world on “Shark Identification and Behavior” and gives seminars on “Updates On Diving Medicine”. An avid underwater photographer, his articles appear in Alert Diver and X-RAY magazines. Dr. Rose is a member of the Divers Alert Network and The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. You can find him on weekends diving our local waters and photographing our plentiful and diverse sharks. You can reach him at garyrosemd@aol.com

Accreditation and Disclaimer

Accreditation Statement Jointly Provided: “This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Gary Rose MD. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.” 

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UMHS are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 

UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

Get Credited at Sea!

Learn more at: https://www.explorerventures.com


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