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:
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).
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.