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Rescue Scuba Diver / Advanced Rescue Diver


Once you are 15 years of age and a certified scuba diver, you can expand your diving knowledge with a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or NAUI Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver course. Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.


CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Rescue Scuba Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader as a Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.

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The Rescue Scuba Diver and Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver courses are for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age to enroll in a Rescue Scuba Diver course or 17 years of age to enroll in the Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver course. All participants must be in good health and be previously certified as an Open Water Scuba Diver or equivalent.


Which Option?

Full Certification: Includes Academics, Confined Water, & Open Water Checkout


Combo Rescue + BLS/CPR:  Includes Full Rescue Course + DAN First Aid, BLS, & CPR Certification. (For students that need First Aid & CPR)


Special Considerations: All students must complete the course requirements within 90 days. After 90 days (at any phase), the student will be required to cycle back through via a “Refresher Course” and will incur the cost of a “Refresher Course”.


Refunds: Refunds will be provided to any students prior to the start of the course. If a student has begun a course but elects to terminate training, refunds will be at the instructor's discretion and based on the phase and the reason for termination.


Private Course Options Available Upon Request

Rescue Diver

    • Academics
    • Confined Water Dives
    • Open Water Checkout Dives (Boat Charter Fees Not Included)
    • Rescue Tools & Equipment
    • Air/NITROX Cylinders
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