Become a Rescue Diver with Scuba Steve's
Scuba Steve's Rescue Scuba Diver Course/EFR First Aid and CPR: what will you learn?
If you’re looking to advance your capabilities and be prepared to handle emergency and rescue situations comfortably and confidently, this training is invaluable. This course is both challenging and fun, and most divers will say it’s their favorite course ever. This course trains divers to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies. You will also hone your personal dive skills and teamwork/collaboration skills. You learn problem/stress recognition and correction, self-rescue, accident management, emergency planning and in water skin and scuba diving rescues of distressed, panicked, and unconscious divers both at the surface and underwater. A current first aid/CPR certification is required. If you do not have one, we certify in EFR first aid/CPR on day one. If you are CPR/first aid certified you will begin with day two.
What sets our rescue course apart?:
At Scuba Steve’s, we go above and beyond industry standards to ensure student comfort and safety. We train our students how to dive confidently; we don’t sell certification cards. Our rescue course consists of classroom, confined, and open water instruction. We train your core rescue skills in a controlled environment, then put them to the test in practical open water scenarios. Our rescue course is challenging but rewarding, and you will emerge with the highest standard of rescue training available outside professional dive courses. Scuba Steve’s provides the quality difference. Our course takes advantage of online E-Learning so you can do most of the academics at your own pace on your own time. Upon completion, you come dive with us for three or four days of in person training. This allows you to maximize your mastery of the new diving concepts and skills as well as your vacation or free time. We will provide all the required scuba gear you need for your rescue course if you do not have your own.
Small group size for a personal experience:
All courses with Scuba Steve’s are run on our 30’ Delta custom dive boat, which carries a maximum of 6 passengers. Our intimate small boat experience is unique to our area. We provide the most individual attention possible, unlike some larger commercial dive boats where it's easy to feel lost in the crowd. We also limit our student to instructor ratio to 4:1, which is less than half of the industry standard, maximizing professional supervision. Safety matters at Scuba Steve’s!
Who should take this course?
This course is for anyone interested in earning their rescue diver certification in a small or private group, with an operation that specializes in customer service, care, and flexibility. Minimum age for this course is 12 years old and you need proficient swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. A minimum of an open water scuba diver certification is required. A medical history form/questionnaire will be provided upon booking and must be completed by all divers prior to participating in this activity. You are responsible to make sure you are medically qualified to participate.
Day 1 Morning: EFR first aid and CPR classroom instruction
Day 1 Afternoon: EFR first aid and CPR scenario(s) and exam
Day 2 Morning: Pool session 1
Day 2 Afternoon: Pool session 2
Day 3 Morning: Shore dive rescue training session
Day 3 Afternoon: Shore dive session skills assessment
Day 4 morning or afternoon: Boat trip for problem recognition dive and rescue scenario
Rescue Scuba Diver Course rates:
$850 per person (additional fee for a private one-on-one class, reduced rate if dives are done during private charters)
$150 per person for the EFR first aid/CPR course add on