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Rescue Scuba Diver/Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver Certification Course

Course Objectives

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:  Self-rescue, assists, transports, surface rescues, rescues from depth, and much more. The practical skills exercises in open-water setting will be offered as a part of Advanced and Master Scuba Diver open water sessions. Divers who complete the basic requirements in 2 open-water dives will be certified Rescue Scuba Diver. Divers who complete the advanced requirements in 4 open-water dives will be certified as Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver.



2 three-hour pool sessions

2 to 4 open-water dives

CPR/AED Seminar

Diving First Aid and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Seminar

Emergency Oxygen, Neurological Assessment, Scene Safety Assessment, and Blood-borne Pathogens Seminar

Lost at Sea – Crisis Prevention and Management Seminar


Textbook and computer interactive home study.


We provide

All education and instruction conducted by highly experienced instructors

NAUI Rescue Scuba diver certification card


Students are responsible for

Skin diving equipment, Scuba equipment and dive computer (available for rental), underwater compass, dive lights, Rescue Diver education package, transportation, and boat fee.