Scuba Diving Classes
NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver
Deep Exposure feels that by far this
is one of the most
important courses that you can take as a diver. The knowledge
received in this
weight in gold. We
strongly feel that you or your dive buddy should be proficient
rescue...you just never know.
This course trains divers in the knowledge and
skills needed to manage
risks and effectively handle limited in-water
problems and diving emergencies. Included are: assists, transports,
from depth involving
both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.
rescue training for Skin Diving
NAUI Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, and Instructor
hours) meets the
requirement for Scuba Rescue Diver certification.
However, additional CPR training that
includes two person CPR
and the use of rescue
face shield, is required
to meet the requirements
• Graduates are considered competent to perform assists and rescues in
open water provided the diving
site and diving situations approximate those of the course.
• Graduates may use this certification as a prerequisite for the NAUI Training
Assistant Specialty Course,
Leadership Courses and Instructor Courses.
FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING
• First Aid and CPR instructors who present training in these respective
skill areas during
this course need not be NAUI Instructors.
• Training and experience equivalent to NAUI Scuba Diver.
• If accredited First Aid and CPR certification are not offered as part
of the course,
current certification in both is required for certification.
• Open Water. A least one session is to be conducted in open water. An
session involves one or more skin or scuba rescue exercises.
SKILL REQUIREMENTS (open water)
• On the surface, identify the problem and properly assist a completely
skin or scuba diver simulating each of the following: a muscle cramp, rapid shallow
exhaustion, signs of pre-panic
to suit constriction, cold water,
• Perform a satisfactory, controlled Scuba Diver Rescue. (see “Details
of Selected Skills”)
• With the aid of one assistant, remove a diver simulating a non-breathing
unconsciousness victim from the water after reaching the water’s
The following topics
shall be covered:
• Causes and prevention of diving accidents: physical conditioning and
factors, stress and psychological factors, stress and the panic syndrome in self
surface drowning syndrome.
• Diving rescue: self-rescue, diver assists, surface and underwater rescues,
transport, in-water rescue breathing, gear removal techniques, boat and shore
• General accident management: victim care and positioning, access to emergency
and hyperbaric chambers, information collection and transmittal,
accident reporting, liability