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The Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver course (ARSDC) is a continuation of the Rescue SCUBA Diver Course, and trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage rescues, solve more complex problems, and handle advanced technical rescue situations.
This is a certification course for rescue certified scuba divers who desire to assume greater rescue capabilities during diving activities.
The training emphasizes accident supervision and management with practical applications in open water. This course is designed specifically to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to:
Graduates are considered competent to perform assists and rescues in aquatic situations so long as the situation approximates one for which they have been trained.
The ARSDC prepares divers with the ability to effectively recognize and prevent foreseeable emergencies, to manage emergency events when they do occur, and to effectively provide search and rescue/recovery capabilities within advanced scenarios.
This course is an 80 hour block of instruction program.
The minimum age for this course is:
The minimum prerequisites for this course are:
Students must supply their own equipment, and all equipment must meet safety requirements.
The ARSD Course requires surface rescue swimmer competency as a part of the course. Candidates must be able to work as an effective member of a team, and individually complete a timed run, crunches, push-ups, pull-ups, a non-stop swim at length, a survival swim, recovery of weight from a designated depth, an open water swim with mask, snorkel, and fins, a free-dive to a designated depth, placement and recovery of a surface marker at a designated depth, and demonstrate proper techniques for entries, exists, pushes, tows, managing panicking survivors, and recoveries of unconscious divers both on the surface and underwater, to include disentanglement situations.
Note: Adult CPR training (approximately four hours) meets the required prerequisite for enrollment in the Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver Course. 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. Additionally, O2 provider (to include assembly, administration, and tear-down) is required.
This course meets the prerequisite rescue training for NAUI Skin Diving Instructor, NAUI Assistant Instructor, NAUI Divemaster, and NAUI Instructor certifications.
Course graduates will receive a lifetime internationally recognized Advanced Rescue SCUBA Diver certification from the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), and will be considered competent to perform advanced rescues and assists in open water, as well as manage rescue efforts, provided the diving site and diving situations approximate those of the course.
Course cost includes:
Does not include:
To enroll in this course, please download a copy of the Medical Questionnaire below, follow the instructions, and sign. Then fill out the ARSDC Enrollment Form below. Please answer the questions in the form and send it, and we will get back to you as soon as able.
Please download this form (fillable PDF) and read the information and instructions carefully.
Fill in pages 1 and 2, and date and sign where indicated.
If you answer "yes" to any of the questions, DON'T WORRY! This may not mean you won't be able to train and get certified, but it does mean you will need to see your doctor (preferably a doctor familiar with dive medicine), and have them evaluate those answers.
Page 3 is for your doctor should you need to see one.
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PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW, AND A STAFF MEMBER WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS ABLE TO DISCUSS COURSE DATES AND ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE
*Please be sure to download and fill out the medical waiver on the course page. You can either fill it out and sign it digitally and include it in this email, or print it, fill it out and sign it, and bring it with you on your first day of the course.
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