SDI Rescue Diver Certification

Full Course Cost: $259.00

ELearning Course Code: $69

Class, Pool, and Lake Training Dives: $190

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete the open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

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 Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 40 logged open water dives

* Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors.

What’s next after completing your SDI Rescue Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by advancing to an SDI Divemaster or by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

SDI Rescue Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive emergency planning and execution
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Rescue Diver written examination located in the SDI Rescue Manual with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
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Costs

Full Course Cost: $259.00

ELearning Course Code: $69

Class, Pool, and Lake Training Dives: $190

How Does It Work

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete the open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
What Does It Cover

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

Calendar

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Prerequisites

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 Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 40 logged open water dives

* Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors.

Whats Next

What’s next after completing your SDI Rescue Diver course?

You can continue your diving education by advancing to an SDI Divemaster or by checking out some of the other specialties or courses on our SDI Course Map.

What Else

SDI Rescue Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive emergency planning and execution
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Rescue Diver written examination located in the SDI Rescue Manual with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor

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