RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Learn to prevent, identify, and manage dive emergencies in and out of the water, while becoming a more confident scuba diver.
The Rescue Diver course is one of the most challenging, but fun courses Sharky's offers. We believe that with the proper training, individuals can become solutions instead of victims. Over the course of several dives, individuals will learn how to identify a problem, how to react to that problem, and how to use your surroundings to find a safe solution.
This course will involve pool sessions as well as ocean dives. *Divers must be at least 12 years old.
* Students 12 - 15 will earn a Junior Rescue Diver Certification
In this course individuals learn emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful environment.
- STEPS FOR THE COURSE:
STEP 1: Register for Class
Click the button below to Purchase the Rescue course. The Rescue Diver course cost is $380.00 per person. Once purchased, contact us at the shop (909-596-2505) and we will confirm your paperwork as well as send your online E-learning "homework" code. Participants must be ages 12 years old and over, be in reasonably good health, and have adequate swimming ability.
STEP 2: Homework
The online, electronic learning (eLearning) is the independent studies portion of the class where the student completes the knowledge development (theory and terminology) before moving to the hands-on, confined water portion of the class. This "homework" as it is commonly called, is at your own pace, though is about 10 to 12 hours worth of material and includes interactive studies, end of chapter quizzes, and a final test.
STEP 3 *as needed*: Getting Hands On
Upon completion of the eLearning, we will contact the student to schedule their practical application training.
3a. Classroom Time: This classroom time will be used only if the student needs their EFR/ CPR/ First Aid Certification and has already purchased the course thorough Sharky's. During this time, the student will review what they learned in the EFR/ CPR/ First Aid book, practice emergency skills, and complete their Emergency First Responder/ CPR/ First Aid Certification.
3b. Confined Water: The instructor may choose to start the Rescue class in confined water to run through emergency drills while in a safe environment.
STEP 4: Applying Skills
Now that the student has practiced drills in the pool, the instructor will schedule a time to take the group to the ocean. Using their skills as an Emergency First Responder, as well as the techniques they practiced in the pool, the student will demonstrate the ways to properly manage emergencies both in and out of the water.
STEP 5: You're Done!
Congratulations Certified Diver!
At this step, the student has successfully completed the theoretical, as well as the practical application of the Rescue course and has earned the stamp-of-approval from their instructor. The student will receive a certification card indicating that they are a Rescue Diver through an accredited Scuba agency.
- WHAT'S INCLUDED:
- Learning Material
- Classroom Time / Pool Session(s) - *as needed*
- Ocean Dives
- Certification Card
- WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS BRING:
- All Scuba Equipment (Personal Gear - mask, fins, snorkel, boots, gloves, hood, compass, etc; Primary Gear - buoyancy compensation device, wetsuit, weights, regulator, computer, tank *Sharky's offers primary gear rentals*)
- Bathing suit