The Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Rescue Driver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills divers learn beginning with the Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, divers are ready to learn and manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency.
The class includes the Rescue Diver Manual, knowledge quest, instructor and certification fees, open water training at the local quarry, and full SCUBA Unit (BCD, regulators, tanks, and weights).