Rescue

Want to learn how to prevent and manage problems on the deck and in the water? Join Learn Scuba Chicago to become a more confident, safe minded diver. This Rescue course includes training in a confined water setting, working through problem solving scenarios, and practicing surface and underwater rescues. You’ll then put your knowledge and training to the test with “real” rescue scenarios in open water. You must have a valid CPR/First Aid card, and can complete those certifications with us during your Rescue course. Once you successfully complete your training, you will be able to recognize and approach emergency situations, and use your awareness and training to prevent such occurrences. Looking to become a Scuba professional? Check out our Dive Master Candidate (DMC) internship!

NAUI Rescue Diver — $270

Must be NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water certified (all agencies welcome), 15 years or older, with no major medical issues. CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course – check out our available classes.

Knowledge Development

You’ll receive a NAUI Rescue Diver book, which you’ll need to read in its entirety. Points of focus include: emergency prevention, self rescue, emergency management and equipment, recognizing and managing stress in other divers, and rescuing panicked and/or unresponsive divers.

Confined Water

  • 1-2 sessions to practice rescue scenarios

Open Water

  • 4 open water rescue scenarios (2 days at the quarry)
You will need your own mask, fins and snorkel. For your Open Water dives, you will need a watch that is waterproof up to 60 feet, and a safety signal. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.
Your Scuba Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.

PADI Rescue Diver — $299

Must be NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver or PADI Advanced Open Water certified (all agencies welcome), 12 years or older, with no major medical issues. CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course – check out our available classes.

Knowledge Development

You’ll receive a Padi Rescue Diver book and, which you’ll need to read in its entirety.

Confined Water

  • 1-2 classroom/pool sessions to practice rescue scenarios

Open Water

  • 4 open water rescue scenarios (2 days at the quarry)
You will need your own mask, fins and snorkel. For your Open Water dives, you will need a watch that is waterproof up to 60 feet, and a safety signal. You can purchase gear from a variety of brands, styles and price ranges directly from Learn Scuba Chicago’s shop. All other necessary gear will be provided for training sessions.
Your Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a Diving Professional! Please inquire about the Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor courses.