Rescue Course Details
This is one of the most
challenging courses you'll take as a non-professional recreational
diver!! Definitely worth every minute.
|Every year in the fall and spring HiTek Scuba offers
it's version of the PADI Rescue Certification.
This is NOT for the novice diver!!
We'll start with the pre-requisites:
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- At least one specialty course
- Documented experience in Underwater Navigation
- Minimum of 25 Cold Water Dives
- Own your own gear (except tanks)
- Prior to the open water dive portion you must be
current CPR and First
Aid certified (if not, we can take care of that during the
- You must be able to comfortably swim 100 yards in
|This course teaches you to set your focus on
another diver. That means that your own diving skills must be high
enough that you can focus on saving another diver without having to
continually focus on your own diving skills. If this isn't you,
that's ok...come dive with us a few times, or do some refresher dives, and be ready for the next class.
We conduct the course at the Oregon Coast. That
means dealing with surf, surge, and potentially unfavorable conditions
throughout the course. HiTek Scuba rescue divers are committed to
diving, if you are a once a year, or warm water diver only, we recommend not
enrolling in this course through us until you have some experience in cold
Psychology of Rescue
What is the most
common cause of diver emergencies?
What three things should you consider before attempting an in water rescue of someone in the
What is diver stress?
What are seven causes and examples of physical stress?
What are three examples of psychological (emotional) stress caused by physical stress?
What is perceptual narrowing?
Prepared for a Diver Emergency
What supplies belong in a well-stocked first aid kit
and how are they used?
Oxygen Delivery Systems
Why is it important
to have emergency oxygen available?
What are the three primary types of emergency oxygen systems?
Which two types of emergency oxygen systems are recommended for use by
External Defibrillator (AED)
What is an AED?
What is the benefit of having an AED on hand?
What are the two possible roles a rescue diver may have at a dive accident scene?
What two forms of readiness prepare you to manage an emergency?
What are the elements of each?
What are the six basic steps for emergency management?
What considerations and procedures are involved with forming a local emergency assistance plan?
to Diver Emergencies
Looking After Yourself First
What three areas of preparation increase your self-rescue abilities?
What three dive procedures help you anticipate and prevent problems while diving?
What should you do when you encounter a problem while diving?
What are five skills that increase your self-rescue abilities?
What signs and behaviors indicate a diver may have a
problem at the surface?
What are the characteristics that indicate a tired diver?
What are the characteristics that indicate a panicked diver?
Assists and Rescues
Why does the
rescuer’s safety take priority over the distressed diver’s safety
in an emergency
What are the four types of non-swimming rescues you can use to help a
diver at the surface?
the Responsive Diver at the Surface
What are the two
types of responsive diver at the surface rescues?
Why is rescuing a panicked diver the most hazardous situation for the rescuer?
DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THESE QUESTIONS?
If you'd like to, and this sounds like something you'd like to step up
to, then the Rescue Diver Course is for you. It's challenging,
fun, exciting, and will increase your diving skills and confidence
like no other course you've taken so far.
Course Fee $450.00 includes rescue manual, dive accident management slate, two or
three classroom sessions, two or three pool sessions, two days of
rescue diving on the Oregon Coast, full rescue equipment use during
class (O2 kit, AED, Backboard, First Aid Kits, etc.)
Class is held twice a year once in the
Fall and once in the spring, check the calendar for dates and times.