Rescue Scuba Diver Class

The Rescue Diver course is one of the most important courses a diver ever takes. It teaches divers how to perform rescues in the rare event of an accident, and more importantly, how to prevent those accidents from occurring in the first place. This increases both your own safety and the safety of those you dive with.

This course consists of a combination of classroom instruction, pool sessions, and open water practice. Subjects covered in the classroom include diving physiology, the psychology of stress, prevention, accident management, emergency oxygen administration, and first aid. While in the pool, you'll learn how to assist tired or distressed divers, rescue unconscious divers, and transport victims to the boat or shore. Certification in CPR and first aid is required for completion of this course, and is available through your local dive shop or several other sources.

The Rescue Diver course is recommended for all divers, regardless of experience or certification level. Upon completion, you'll receive a new certification card that identifies you as a rescue diver.