Scuba Rescue Diver
Once you are 15 years of age and a certified scuba diver, you can expand your diving knowledge with a “Scuba Rescue Diver” course. Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.
This course will include self rescue that will build your self confidence in your equipment and skills.
You’ll also need to have successfully completed a FIRST AID program (can be added as part of this course) or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past two years. The Rescue Diver program covers:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- Diving first aid
- Emergency management and equipment considerations
- Swimming and non-swimming assists
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water artificial respiration
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios
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What is not included: Food, lodging, transportation (we carpool when we can), and dive site fees (ranges from $55 to $70).