What's the value of Rescue Diver certification?
Are you ready? Rewarding and fun – that best describes the Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence. With certification as a Rescue Diver, you are well on your way to earning the coveted Master Scuba Diver certification or professional Divemaster certification.
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What will I learn during the Rescue Diver course?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
Identifying and preventing problems
AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
Diver first aid
Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
Emergency management and equipment
Panicked diver response
Missing diver procedures
Surfacing the unconscious diver
In-water rescue breathing
First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
Dive accident scenarios
What will I do during the Rescue Diver course?
Essentially the Rescue Diver course is broken down into three easy components:
Independent Study with PADI eLearning: This is where you will learn the bulk of your rescue diving knowledge. With today's fast paced lifestyle, you can learn at your own pace and when time allows. Plan on spending about 6-8 hours developing your rescue diving knowledge using the PADI eLearning system. This can be done whenever and wherever is comfortable for you.
Confined Water Exercises: Jump into the indoor heated pool with one of our professional instructors to learn and practice techniques for diver stress management and diver rescue.
Open Water Scenarios: With a professional instructor, you will complete two days of various scenarios in a lake or the ocean. That's it! You're a certified Rescue Diver! Keep reading to learn about your options for completing the open water scenarios.
2014 Rescue Diver Course Schedule
Time in BLUE indicates class will meet at The Colony Aquatic Park.
Times in GREEN indicate class will meet at Clear Springs Scuba Park.
Days and Times
|RESC 1/21/2014||Jan 21||-||Jan 21|
|RESC 2/18/2014||Feb 18||-||Feb 18|
|RESC 3/18/2014||Mar 18||-||Mar 18|
|RESC 4/15/2014||Apr 15||-||Apr 15|
|RESC 5/20/2014||May 20||-||May 20|
|RESC 6/17/2014||Jun 17||-||Jun 17|
|RESC 7/15/2014||Jul 15||-||Jul 15|
|RESC 8/19/2014||Aug 19||-||Aug 19|
|RESC 9/23/2014||Sep 23||-||Sep 23|
|RESC 10/21/2014||Oct 21||-||Oct 21|
|RESC 11/18/2014||Nov 18||-||Nov 18|
If you are interested in a private Rescue Diver course, please contact us.
What are my options for completing the open water scenarios?
There are three options for completing your rescue diver scenarios for certification. You may even complete the dives in different locations at different times.
Option 1 - Weekend Lake Dives: This is the most popular option because it allows you the opportunity to be certified before any planned vacation, and you won't have to deal with any training during your vacation. We conduct rescue scenarios on a regular basis (Saturday and Sunday) at lakes in the Texas and Oklahoma area.
Option 2 - Referral: People choose this option either for tight scheduling reasons, or because they absolutely do not want to dive in a lake. Once you complete the independent study and confined water portions of training with Scuba Frisco, your instructor will issue you a referral certificate. This certificate validates that you have successfully completed these portions of training and are ready to do the rescue diver open water scenarios. You may then complete the dives anywhere in the world that you wish to go. We will be happy to assist you in finding a quality instructor at the destination of your choice. Or if you want, you can take your Scuba Frisco instructor with you, but you'll have to pick-up the tab.
Option 3 - Combination: You may complete some scenarios at a local lake with Scuba Frisco, and then complete your remaining dives where ever your travels might take you.
What are the requirements?
You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
To participate in the rescue training sessions in the open water environment, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from a recognized training organization.
Minimum age: 15 years old. (12 for Junior Rescue Diver)
Be reasonably fit and in good health. Some individuals may require a physician's release.
A desire to learn some of diving's most important skills.
A desire to be the best diver that you can be.
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR & First Aid program within the past 24 months. NOTE: First Aid/CPR certification is a prerequisite for Rescue Diver. We also strongly recommend the Oxygen First Aid Specialty as oxygen is a specific treatment for diving emergencies.
What materials are required for the Rescue Diver course?
A sense of adventure.
A completed and signed Medical Statement form. (Provided when you enroll.)
If necessary, a physician's release. We will advise you if this is needed when you enroll.
Proof of Open Water Diver certification. (C-card)
Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Dive Booties.
Regulator with Alternate Air Source, BCD, Dive Computer, Air Tank, and thermal protection suit.
(These items are available for rental.)
Underwater writing slate.
How to Get Started
There are 2 ways to get started on your Rescue Diver Course:
Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to register. You will be given your PADI eLearning Access Pass PIN Number at time of payment.
Or start right now with PADI eLearning for $135. Then, pay the balance of your tuition when you stop by or call to register for Step 2 and 3: Confined Water and Open Water Training.
Clicking this button will take you to the PADI eLearning site for the Rescue Diver Course.
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