Rescue Diver Training
The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid.
Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification*
Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, SDI Junior
Advanced Adventure certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 15 logged open water dives
Divers under age 15 may earn the Junior Rescue Diver certification.
Junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional
*Note: CPR, first aid and oxygen provider courses may be combined with the rescue program by qualified instructors.
Course Structure and Duration
1. SDI allows instructors to structure courses according to the number of students participating and their skill level
The suggested number of training hours is 12
Of the suggested 12 hours, 8 of the suggested hours should be performed in open water conditions