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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 Professional Programs. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to perform assists and rescues in open water provided the diving site and diving situations approximate those of the course.




Minimum age is 10 years for Junior certification

Minimum age is 15 years for Adult certification


Certifications as a First Aid, CPR, O2 Delivery, & Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent is required.

Rescue Scuba Diver

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