Rescue Diver Course


The Rescue Diver course teaches many of the tried and proven techniques as applicable to scuba. You do not need to be a strong diver to effectively assist with a dive rescue. There are numerous and various jobs that non-divers can do and do well.


Everyone should get this valuable training whether or not scuba leadership is of eventual interest. The course is full of hands-on, in-water swimming and rescue techniques — but is entertaining and down right fun. Come laugh and learn from your own mistakes.


Take this course for the education and experience, not for the certification card. Learn many lifesaving steps and how to accomplish them swiftly and effectively.




This course has these prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years old.
  • Possess a minimum of Open Water Diver certification (Advanced recommended).
  • Possess current first aid, CPR and oxygen-provider certifications.*
  • Have logged a total of at least 12 dives (training dives count).
  • Be able to either answer No to all of the questions on the RSTC Medical History form, or secure a physician’s approval prior to taking part.

* You do not necessarily need these in order to take the class; however, you do need them to receive Rescue certification.



This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • Three, three-hour classroom/pool sessions.
  • Three open-water location scenarios.

You must complete all three in order to be certified.



All classroom and pool sessions take place right here at Harry’s Dive Shop.


Classroom/pool sessions take place either over three evenings, all day Saturday and Sunday — or a combination of the two. There are multiple options for completing the required open-water training dive, including Day Two of our checkout dive weekends. Available staring dates include:

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Classes require a minimum of three people to run as scheduled. If fewer than three people sign up, we reserve the right to either cancel the class or impose a $100 uncharge.

Please be aware that, while we make every effort to keep our listings accurate and up to date, you should always call the store to confirm starting dates and times.

How Much?

How Much?

The cost of this course is $395 and includes:

  • All instruction.
  • Self-study materials.

Students are responsible for:

  • Personal diving equipment (see list below).
  • All air or gas fills.
  • Dive site admission fees.
  • Transportation to and from dive sites.
  • Accommodations and meals, as needed.
  • Certification card processing.

Required Equipment


students are responsible for supplying the following:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Weight system, weights.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • One cylinder per dive, per day.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.

At this level of training, you need to be using equipment you personally own and with which you are so familiar, you can operate it by touch, without thinking. Borrowed or rented equipment is not an option.

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