Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've ever taken. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. The Rescue Diver course will increase your safety skills from what you already learned as a Scuba Diver. The Rescue Scuba Diver course is designed to equip certified divers with additional self-rescue skills and to enable them to effectively intervene if their dive buddy experiences problems while diving. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature.
What will you learn?
The Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor, or major, using a variety of techniques. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills learned during the course.
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
How do you get started?
Once you are a certified scuba diver, you can expand your diving knowledge with a Rescue Scuba Diver course. You need to have CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months which can be completed during the Rescue Diver Course.
What scuba gear will you use?
All you will need is your basic scuba gear. During exercises, you'll work with an oxygen unit, floats, and marker buoys. Your instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
How much does it cost?
The Rescue Diver course costs $260 and includes books and online e-Learning codes, tank usage, a pool night and a full day of open water rescue scenarios.
Your Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to an exciting career as a Dive Leader!