• SDI ​Rescue Diver

SDI ​Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop your knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer necessary first aid. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes.

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified advanced adventure diver or advanced diver who would like to advance in dive training
  • Anyone interested in becoming a dive leader

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid certification*
  • Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 40 logged open water dives
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Availability: Contact us for booking information

What you can expect to learn:

The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid.

You will cover all of the following and more!

Prevention and causes of diving accidents, Stress and psychological factors, Physical conditioning, Equipment, Surface drowning syndrome, Diving lifesaving, Self rescue, Diver assists, Surface and underwater rescues, Types of transports, In-water artificial respiration, Boat and shore exit techniques, Diver first aid, Review of oxygen administration, Hyperbaric injuries and management,Information collection, Access to a hyperbaric chamber, Accident Management, Access to emergency transport/assistance, Accident reporting, Liability and related legal considerations.

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • On the surface, identify and assist a properly equipped skin or scuba diver simulating:
  • Breathing difficulties, Tiredness, Leg cramp, Early panic symptoms
  • Locate and bring to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from approximately 20 feet
  • Upon surfacing, transport the unconscious diver 150 feet to shore or boat, simulating in-water rescue breathing
  • Upon reaching the shore or boat, with the assistance of one aide, remove the diver from the water.


What’s in it for you?

  • Ability to conduct rescues for divers in distress
  • Become qualified to enroll in:
  • The SDI Master Diver program
  • The SDI Divemaster course

How to Sign Up!

Add this course to you cart for the date you want to take your class. You will recieve an email with your online training code. One of our instructors will call you to follow up and answer any questions you may have. You may also contact us at your convience!


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