Rescue Diver Course & CPR


Get Your Rescue Diver Certification!

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the NAUI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level.

Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

This course is also available through NAUI eLearning so you can take the class portion at your own pace.

Please inquire with us for details.

  • Skill Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites: None


Junior Open Water

Open Water

Advanced Open Water

  1. What qualifications do I need to start?

    You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced OpenWater Diver certification.

    To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a NAUI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

    Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for NAUI Junior Rescue Diver).

    Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

  2. What will I do?

    Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the class and in-water sessions, you’ll cover:

    – Underwater problems;
    – Missing diver procedures;
    – Surfacing the unconscious diver;
    – In-water rescue breathing protocols;
    – First aid procedures for pressure related accidents;
    – Dive accident scenarios;

  3. How long will it take?

    Recommended Course Hours: 25

    Minimum Open Water Training: mastery of 10 skills and 2 realistic scenario practices over one or two days