Rescue Diver

Beginning diver courses generally limit emergency skill training to self rescue and tired diver assists. Why?

  • Beginning students lack sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to truly master complex rescue skills.
  • There is simply not enough time in most beginning scuba courses to cover all the rescue and emergency management skills that every diver should have.

This is why the Rescue Diver course provides important follow-on training. It covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems.
  • Dive first aid.
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • Underwater problem solving.
  • Missing diver procedures.
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
  • Dive accident scenarios.

The Rescue Diver course also helps you meet important prerequisites for Divemaster and other leadership-level courses. It is an excellent course to take in conjunction with First Aid/CPR and Oxygen Provider training.

Who?

Who

Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who:

  • Are at least 17 years old.
  • Are certified to the Advanced Open Water level or equivalent.
  • Are able to either answer No to all questions on the standard Medical History form or secure a physician’s approval prior to the start of class.

What?

What

What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 2 classroom sessions.
  • 1 pool session.
  • 4 open water training sessions consiting of multiple scenarios.

Where and When?

When

Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place, on your schedule. Like most Big Kahuna Scuba classes, the classroom portion of this course can be scheduled virtually anytime the shop is open upon completion of your self-study materials.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday, and are scheduled during your classroom session.

Starting dates include:

  • This class is scheduled monthly from June through October. Minimum class size is 2. Check the calendar, or call the shop for start dates.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The course fee is $249 per person and includes:

  • All study materials.
  • Tanks and Weights.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Entry fees to dive facilities or dive charter fees.

What Equipment?

Equipment

What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Compass.
  • Pocket Mask.
  • First Aid Kit.

All of these items are available at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll

Sign Up

Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.