NAUI Rescue Diver
Lecture: September 25, 2018 6:30 pm at Deep Six
Pool: September 27, 2018 6:30 pm at Health & Wellness in Stow
O/W: September 29, 2018 White Star Quarry
- Be a certified NAUI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
- Current certification in both First Aid and CPR are required for Rescue Diver Certification.
What is involved?
- Self study, classroom academics & practical applications with review of
- One full day of open-water training.
- The cost for this course is $359.99, which includes: NAUI Rescue Diver E-Learning Pack, Academics and Pool, Open Water Dives, Rescue Diver Certification Card.
- Students are responsible for
transportation, lodging, meals, dive site admission, and must supply the items listed below.
Students are responsible for supplying the following:
- Pocket mask.
- Q Cards
- Personal Barrier
- Mask, snorkel, fins.
- Full Thermal Protection.
- One cylinder with air.
- Weight system, weights.
- Buoyancy Control Device (BCD).
- Regulator/alternate air source.
- Depth gauge/timer or computer.
- Audible surface signal.
- Surface signal (safety tube).
- Cutting tool.
All of these items are available for purchase at Deep Six; some may be also be available for rental.
Diving Safety. Causes and prevention of diving accidents: physical conditioning and physiological factors, stress and psychological factors, stress and the panic syndrome in self and others, recognizing distress, pre-dive equipment checks, and surface drowning syndrome.
Diving rescue: self-rescue, diver assists, surface and underwater rescues, diver transport, in-water rescue breathing, gear removal techniques, boat and shore extrication techniques, first aid applications, and oxygen usage.
General accident management: victim care and positioning, access to emergency transport/assistance and hyperbaric chambers, information collection and transmittal, accident reporting, liability and related legal considerations.
On the surface, identify the problem and properly assist a completely equipped skin or scuba diver simulating each of the following: a muscle cramp, rapid shallow breathing, exhaustion, signs of pre-panic and breathing difficulties (due to suit constriction, cold water, etc.).
Scuba Diver Rescue: In scuba gear, make an entry, swim 50 yards to the simulated victim; retrieve the victim from the bottom in about 20 feet of water using a safe, controlled ascent; stabilize, initiate and continue simulated in-water rescue breathing; remove gear as necessary while transporting the victim to an exit. In-water rescue breathing is accomplished by making cheek-to-cheek or chin contact and simulating a rescue breathes of 1.5-2 seconds in duration at a rate of twice every 10 seconds.
With the aid of one other diver, remove a diver simulating a non-breathing unconsciousness victim from the water after reaching the water’s edge, boat or platform.
EXAM: NAUI written Rescue Exam will be given at the conclusion of all training.