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.

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

13jul(jul 13)8:00 am14(jul 14)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13jul(jul 13)9:00 am14(jul 14)12:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

august 2019

03augAll Day10Roatan Group Trip

03aug9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

04augAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

10aug(aug 10)8:00 am11(aug 11)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augAll Day31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

07sep9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08sepAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14sep(sep 14)8:00 am15(sep 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2019

05octAll Day12Costa Rica Group Trip

06octAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

12oct(oct 12)8:00 am13(oct 13)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2019

09nov8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

13nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2019

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

january 2020

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

february 2020

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

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

march 2020

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

april 2020

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

may 2020

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection 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

july 2019

10jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

13jul(jul 13)8:00 am14(jul 14)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13jul(jul 13)9:00 am14(jul 14)12:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

august 2019

03augAll Day10Roatan Group Trip

03aug9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

04augAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

10aug(aug 10)8:00 am11(aug 11)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

14aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

24augAll Day31Cozumel Group Trip

september 2019

07sep9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08sepAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14sep(sep 14)8:00 am15(sep 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

october 2019

05octAll Day12Costa Rica Group Trip

06octAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

12oct(oct 12)8:00 am13(oct 13)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2019

09nov8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

13nov6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

december 2019

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

january 2020

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

february 2020

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

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

march 2020

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

april 2020

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

may 2020

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection 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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