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Rescue Diver
The Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all leadership programs.

To get into the Rescue Diver program, you'll need to be certified as a Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)and must be at least 15 years old. The Junior Rescue Diver program is available if you're between the ages of 12 and 14 and hold a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) rating.

You'll also need to have successfully completed the EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSEprogram or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past 24 months. The Rescue Diver program covers:

  • self-rescue and diver stress
  • diving first aid
  • emergency management and equipment considerations
  • swimming and nonswimming assists
  • panicked diver response
  • underwater problems
  • missing diver procedures
  • surfacing the unconscious diver
  • in-water artificial respiration
  • egress (exits)
  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • dive accident scenarios.

    All of these topics are covered in the Rescue Diver Manual and Rescue Diver video.

    After successfully completing the program, you'll receive the internationally recognized Rescue Diver certification card.

  • If you would look more info on upcoming classes, call or email us at rick@diveworldscuba.com. We look forward to hearing from you.