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Rescue Diver Certification

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver rescues and assist, mange diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Dive master training. The amount of time required to complete this course is based upon the student’s aptitude and performance. Five tow hour classroom and five three hour hour open water sessions are recommended. Please call or email Scuba Mike for current pricing on this course.

Why PADI Rescue Diver?
Rewarding and fun; that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

What do I need to start? Rescue Diver performing CPR

  • You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
  • To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Minimum age: 15 years old
  • Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • dive 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

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 25
  • Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days

Contact Scuba Mike a Certified PADI Dive Instructor to enroll in a PADI Rescue Diver course and prepare yourself to go pro.