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.

august 2018

04augallday11Cozumel Group Trip

05augalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11aug(aug 11)9:00 am12(aug 12)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

september 2018

01sepallday08Costa Rica Group Trip

02sepalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08sep(sep 8)9:00 am09(sep 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

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09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

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09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

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

august 2018

04augallday11Cozumel Group Trip

05augalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11aug(aug 11)9:00 am12(aug 12)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

september 2018

01sepallday08Costa Rica Group Trip

02sepalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08sep(sep 8)9:00 am09(sep 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

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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