Course Overview: The Rescue Diver course is both rewarding and fun!
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
Must be at least 12 years old prior to start date of class, certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver or
have a qualifying certification from a training organization, and successfully completed a sanctioned
CPR/First program within the past 24 months.
The Rescue Diver course will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies.
During the classroom, pool and the four open water sessions, you will 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 an unconscious diver, in-water rescue breathing protocols, egress (exits), first aid procedures
for pressure related accidents, and dive accident scenarios.
Students training will need to complete the three (3) forms:
Statement of Understanding, and
prior to entering the water.
- Classroom: The classroom session will cover all the chapters in Rescue
Diver Manual, review your knowledge review answers complete, prepare an emergency assistance plan for
the location where the rescue scenarios will be conducted, complete a 50 question final exam, and prepare
you for the open water scenarios.
- Independent Study: You need to read all the chapters in the Rescue Diver Manual,
complete all the knowledge reviews located at the end of each chapter and watch the entire video prior
to the classroom meeting.
- Confined Water Dives: We will introduce 10 rescue exercises during the training
sessions and demonstrate various techniques, students will practice each of the different techniques.
During the practice sessions, students will discover which techniques work better for them in different
situations. The Rescue Diver Course philosophy is that there is no single "right" way to perform a rescue,
but rather many workable options. The confined water pool sessions give students the opportunity to try
- Open Water Dives: If all 10 of the rescue exercises are completed in the
confined water pool sessions, then the 4 rescue scenarios may be completed in one day at the lake. The
scenarios are realistic giving students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the
classroom and in the pool in a realistic context, providing additional learning. The end result is a
rewarding and fun experience building confidence.
Rescue Diver Crew Pak (contains Rescue Diver Manual, log book pages, slate and certificate suitable for framing) and
Rescue Diver DVD, and scuba park entry fees for 1 day. Course fees do not
cover equipment rental.
Price of Course:
349.00 - includes Rescue Diver Crew Pak (manual, log book pages,
certificate suitable for framing and slate), Rescue Diver DVD, classroom sessions, confined water skills development session,
4 scenarios at the scuba park, picture for certification card, certification card and booklet.
$80.00 - Cost of Materials.
Length of Course:
Approximately 25 hours. This includes the independent study time. If you have read the entire book,
completed the knowledge reviews located at the end of each chapter and watched the entire video prior
to coming to the classroom session, the classroom session will last approximately 2 to 3 hours, the pool
session will take approximately 2 to 3 hours and one day at the lake for the 4 open water scenarios.
In addition, prior to Knowledge Development Number 2, students must be currently certified in CPR and
First Aid. However, the Rescue Diver course is performance based which means that we must complete one
section before moving the next. If needed, we will schedule additional classroom and pool sessions
(additional costs may apply).
Course Dates: This course is offered on the 3rd Wednesday each month.
See our online Dive Training Calendar for our next scheduled
class. The open water scenarios can be scheduled on any lake weekend.
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Dry Suit Diver,
Enriched Air (Nitrox),
Peak Performance Buoyancy,
UW Digital Photo,
UW Search & Recovery,
How To Sign-Up:
Call us at (972) 467-8314 or you can
sign-up online for the course.
You can come by and pick up the materials or we can have them delivered to your home or office.
Type of Classes: We offer the following types of classes:
(1) Group Class [scheduled classes with 4 students up to 8],
(2) Make Your Own Group [for 4 to 8 students that want to take the class together],
(3) Semi-Private [maximum of two students],
(4) Private [one person private].