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.
CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Rescue Scuba Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a Scuba Leader such as a Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.
The SDI Rescue Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age and must be currently certified in First Aid and CPR. All participants must be in good health and be previously certified as a SDI/NAUI Scuba Diver*.
Click here to review our Medical History Questionnaire. Your safety is the most important thing to us: You may be asked to review your health with your family doctor just to be sure.
*Students are required to have a NAUI Scuba Diver certification or equivalent certification from other WRSTC recognized agency. You may be asked to complete a basic skills review if you hold a PADI OW certification.
Diver’s World Rescue Dive is composed of two pool sessions, two classroom sessions, eLearning, and one open water session (see Open Water tab).
Your class fee will cover the costs of class, training materials, pool rental, your Instructors and Dive Master, and Rescue Scuba Diver certification..
Students will need to provide all of their own equipment for training dives. Diver’s World has rental tanks, regs, BCDs and wetsuits if you do not own these items.
You will have to demonstrate your basic scuba skills as well as various rescue skills learned in the Rescue Diver course in one open water session consisting of three dives.
You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.