The Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver's
knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. This Rescue Diver rating is a
prerequisite for all leadership training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water
The course is designed to be enjoyable but the nature and context in which such training
may be used is quite serious. And as in training in similar fields of emergency care, the primary objective of this course is to prevent
the need for use of rescue skills.
All students will complete training in areas of:
- Review of Skills
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- Emergency oxygen delivery systems
- Dive related first-aid
- Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- Emergency management and equipment
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing protocols
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios
The course includes classroom and pool sessions plus 4 open water diver rescue scenarios.
Pre-requisites: Advanced Open Water or Advanced Plus, 15 years of age or older, CPR and First
Aid training within the last 24 months. Students under the age of 15 may obtain a Junior Rescue rating
providing they can meet all the requirements for certification. The Junior Rescue Diver
certification carries the requirement that the individual must dive with an adult.
Price: $295 Group Class; $395 Private Class. [rental gear not included].