OVERVIEW AND QUALIFICATIONS
The 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, surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat- and shore-based skin and scuba divers.
The course meets the prerequisite rescue training for NAUI Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, NAUI Divemaster and NAUI Instructor certifications.
Note: Adult CPR training (approximately four hours) meets the requirement for Rescue Scuba Diver certification. However additional CPR training that includes two-person CPR and the use of rescue breathing barrier devices, e.g., pocket mask, face shield, is required to meet the requirements for NAUI leadership certification.
- 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 to meet the prerequisite for the NAUI Training Assistant specialty course, NAUI leadership courses and NAUI Instructor course.
- Course Format
- 2 evening class sessions
- 2 weekend mornings at the beach