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SDI Rescue Diver Course

Designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues.

  • 12 hours
  • 350 US dollars
  • Bella Bay Divers

Service Description

Who this course is for: Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skillset Any certified advanced adventure diver or advanced diver who would like to advance in dive training Anyone interested in becoming a dive leader Course prerequisites: Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification* Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, SDI Junior Advanced Adventure certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 15 logged open water dives * Note: CPR, first aid and oxygen provider courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors. What you can expect to learn: The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid. You will cover all of the following and more! Prevention and causes of diving accidents Stress and psychological factors Physical conditioning Equipment Surface drowning syndrome Diving lifesaving Self rescue Diver assists Surface and underwater rescues Types of transports In-water artificial respiration Boat and shore exit techniques Diver first aid Review of oxygen administration Hyperbaric injuries and management Information collection Access to a hyperbaric chamber Accident Management Access to emergency transport/assistance Accident reporting Liability and related legal considerations Some of the in-water skills include: On the surface, identify and assist a properly equipped skin or scuba diver simulating: Breathing difficulties Tiredness Leg cramp Early panic symptoms Locate and bring to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from approximately 6 metres/20 feet Upon surfacing, transport the unconscious diver 50 metres/150 feet to shore or boat, simulating in-water rescue breathing Upon reaching the shore or boat, with the assistance of one aide, remove the diver from the water What’s in it for you? Ability to conduct rescues for divers in distress Become qualified to enroll in: The SDI Master Diver program The SDI Divemaster course

Contact Details

  • Bella Bay Divers, State Road 52, Hudson, FL, USA


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