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Rescue Diver Course

The 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. 

Who this course is for:

  • Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
  • Any certified advanced adventure diver or advanced diver who would like to advance in dive training
  • Anyone interested in becoming a dive leader

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider certification*
  • Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, PADI Adventure Diver or equivalent, or be a certified Open Water Diver with 40 logged dives

What you can expect to learn:

The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid.

You will cover all of the following and more!

  • Prevention and causes of diving accidents
    • Stress and psychological factors
    • Physical conditioning
    • Equipment
    • Surface drowning syndrome
  • Diving lifesaving
    • Self rescue
    • Diver assists
    • Surface and underwater rescues
    • Types of transports
    • In-water artificial respiration
    • Boat and shore exit techniques
    • Diver first aid
    • Review of oxygen administration
  • Hyperbaric injuries and management
    • Information collection
    • Access to a hyperbaric chamber
  • Accident Management
    • Access to emergency transport/assistance
    • Accident reporting
    • Liability and related legal considerations

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • On the surface, identify and assist a properly equipped skin or scuba diver simulating:
    • Breathing difficulties
    • Tiredness
    • Leg cramp
    • Early panic symptoms
  • Locate and bring to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from approximately 6 metres/20 feet
  • Upon surfacing, transport the unconscious diver 50 metres/150 feet to shore or boat, simulating in-water rescue breathing
  • Upon reaching the shore or boat, with the assistance of one aide, remove the diver from the water

What’s in it for you?

  • Ability to conduct rescues for divers in distress
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 Rescue Diver written examination
  Start Date End Date   Price    
04 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 US$ 474.95

Open Water Session
Mon 21 Jan 2019
04:54 PM
Orientation
Mon 04 Feb 2019
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Pool Session 1
Mon 04 Feb 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Pool Session 2
Mon 11 Feb 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Pool Session 3
Mon 25 Feb 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
eLearning Review
Mon 04 Mar 2019
06:00 PM
90 minutes
Motor City Scuba - Classroom
Pool Session 4
Mon 04 Mar 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Walled Lake Western High School
Instructor(s):

Blended Course: Combination of Classroom, Online study. Pool and Open Water. OW Sessions TBD at later date. Feb. 18th - CPR, AED, BFA & Oxygen Admin.

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27 Jul 2019 28 Jul 2019 US$ 474.95

Orientation
Sat 27 Jul 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Open Water Session
Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
eLearning Review
Sun 28 Jul 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Open Water Session
Sun 28 Jul 2019
10:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
White Star Quarry
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Weekend Coruse - Pack a Lunch

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28 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 US$ 474.95

Orientation
Sat 28 Sep 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
Open Water Session
Sat 28 Sep 2019
10:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Spring Mill Pond - Island Lake State Rec Area
eLearning Review
Sun 29 Sep 2019
09:00 AM
60 minutes
White Star Quarry
Open Water Session
Sun 29 Sep 2019
10:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
White Star Quarry
Instructor(s): Michelle Robinson,

Weekend Coruse - Pack a Lunch

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