Scuba Rescue Diver

OVERVIEW

This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies. Included are: assists, transports, surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers. The course meets the prerequisite rescue training for Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, and Instructor certifications. Note: Adult CPR training (approximately four hours) meets the requirement for Scuba Rescue Diver certification. However, additional CPR training that includes two person CPR and the use of rescue breathing barrier devices, e.g. pocket maskĀ®, face shield, is required to meet the requirements for NAUI leadership certification.

QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES

  • Graduates are considered competent to perform assists and rescues in open water provided the diving site and diving situations approximate those of the course.
  • Graduates may use this certification as a prerequisite for the NAUI Training Assistant Specialty Course, Leadership Courses and Instructor Courses.

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