Rescue Diver Course
Finished your advanced, and wondering “what’s next”? Wanting to become a dive leader? The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. It is for any certified advanced diver looking to advance in dive training.
Step 1- Be a minimum of 18 years old or 15 years old with parental consent and have an Advanced Open Water certification, SDI Junior Advanced Adventure certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 15 logged open water dives. Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification- this may be provided during the class. Complete the eLearning portion that can be purchased through MBT Divers or the SDI website.
Step 2- During the class you will perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. These scenarios will go over prevention and causes of diving accidents, diving lifesaving, hyperbaric injuries and management, accident management. In water scenarios will cover breathing difficulties, tiredness, early panic symptoms, locating and bringing to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface, transporting the unconscious diver, and removing the diver from the water.
Step 1- Online learning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Complete the knowledge development section of your course whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor for in water training, or whenever you have a question.
Step 2- The water training sessions are serious fun. You'll practice handling scenarios such as a leg cramp and assisting a tired diver by role-playing with other students and your instructor. You will need to be a Adventure Diver/Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) with completed Underwater Navigation Dive; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months. The minimum age for this course is 12 years or older.