Stress And Rescue Diver Course

Stress And Rescue  Diver Course

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.

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 Dive Guide/Dive Master and other leadership-level courses.

This course is open to divers who:

  • Are at least 15 years old.
  • Are certified to the Open Water Dive level or equivalent.
  • Have logged at least 24 dives.
  • Must be current in First Aid and CPR
  • Must be current in DAN O2
  • 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.

This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • 1 classroom session.
  • 1 pool session.
  • 2-3 open water training dives.

Classes take place at the following places and times:

Classroom and pool sessions take place Monday through Friday for 2 nights, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm, or Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at The Dive Shop.

2024 Dates 

February 17
April 20
July 6

Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday.

The course fee is $150.00 per person and includes:


Certification Card.

Students are responsible for:

Digital Materials Fee: $100.00

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

Mask, snorkel, fins.

Adequate exposure protection.

One cylinder per dive, per day.

Weight system, weights.

Buoyancy Control Device (BC).

Regulator/alternate air source.

Depth gauge/timer or computer.

Surface Marker Buoy

Cutting tool.


All of these items are available at The Dive Shop.

2024 Dates 

June 29
September 29