- PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent
- Emergency First Responder Certification or equivalent dated within the last 24 months
- 20 Logged dives
The cost of $299.99 and includes your Rescue Manual, Rescue Mask, use of air tanks & weights, academic reviews, confined water training and the certification card upon successful completion.
Equipment that is not included and must be owned by the student is your BCD, Regulator, Mask, Snorkel (non purge), fins, Pocket Mask and a small first aid kit. All of those items are available for sale here in the shop and enrolled students receive discounted prices.
- Reservations are required.
- Medical form must be completed. If there is a "yes" answer to any medical questions you must obtain a physicians approval to take the class.
- Student record file
- Minimum age is 12 to complete this class
- Under 18 need a parent or guardians approval & signature
- Although not required, we recommend that all divers have diving insurance. The cost is very low and benefits high. DAN Insurance
After you have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Emergency First Response, you are ready for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Upon completion you will qualify to take the PADI Dive Master class and be on your way to becoming a professional.
Want to start sooner? How about right now! You can do all the academic work, quizzes and final exam all on line now, in the comfort of your home..or anywhere with an Internet connection. When you have completed the e-learning portion you then will only need to complete the water training with us to complete the class.
The class consists of five academic and five open water modules. We use the Brandon Aquatic Center swimming pool just a few minutes from the shop. All of the basics of the Rescue course are learnt and mastered in the pool before you progress to open Water.
Module 1:Academic: Self Rescue and Diver Stress
Open Water: Swimming and Non-swimming Assists, Panicked-Diver Response and Underwater Problems
Module 2:Academic: Diving First Aid
Open Water: Missing Diver Procedures and Surfacing the Unconscious Diver
Module 3:Academic: Emergency Management
Open Water: In-Water Respiration and Equipment Removal
Module 4:Academic: Equipment Considerations
Open Water: In-Water Artificial Respiration(continued), Egress and First-Aid Procedures for Pressure Related Accidents.
Module 5:Academic: Review and Exam
Open Water: Diving-Accident Scenarios
Our Rescue classes are kept small to ensure that you get plenty of hands on practice. This can be a strenuous class and you should be in good physical condition and posses good diving skills to participate.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our experienced scuba instructors directly.
* DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS CLASS WE HAVE A 14 DAY RESCHEDULING POLICY AS WE NEED AT LEAST 2 STUDENTS TO CONDUCT THE CLASS.