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Expand your diving knowledge with a SDI Rescue Diver Certification. 


The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency.

This course also increases your self awareness on how to effectively react to situations where self rescue is required


How Do I Become A Rescue DIVER?


To become an SDI Rescue Diver you must be able to meet the following pre-requisites:

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification*

  • Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or Open Water Diver certification and 40 logged open water dives


* Note: First Aid/CPR/AED courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors.

At The Dive Place we utilize the SDI eLearning academic program. You will be able to complete all the academics at home on your own personal computer around your schedule.

For questions about the SDI Rescue Diver course contact The Die Place and let one of our Crew Members any questions you may have.

What Am I Going To LEARN?


The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid.

You will cover all of the following and more!

  • Prevention and causes of diving accidents

  • Diving lifesaving

  • Hyperbaric injuries and management

  • Accident Management

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • On the surface, identify and assist a properly equipped skin or scuba diver simulating:

    • Breathing difficulties

    • Tiredness

    • Leg cramp

    • Early panic symptoms

  • Locate and bring to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from approximately 6 metres/20 feet

  • Upon surfacing, transport the unconscious diver 50 metres/150 feet to shore or boat, simulating in-water rescue breathing

  • Upon reaching the shore or boat, with the assistance of one aide, remove the diver from the water

How Do You Get STARTED?

Stop by The Dive Place to enroll in the course, pick up your eLearning code(s) – and you can start learning right away. You will receive eLearning codes for the First Aide/CPR/AED components of the course as well as the SDI Rescue Diver eLearning code.


The eLearning gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based programs.


For questions about the Advanced Adventure Diver course, equipment, cost or fees, contact us at The Dive Place on 407-517-4737 or stop by and talk to one of our crew members who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


On becoming a Advanced Adventure Diver, perhaps you may want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor yourself! Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, let

The Dive Place help you realize your dreams!

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