Are you prepared in the event of a scuba diving emergency? Building upon what you’ve already learned as a Certified Diver, our Ultimate Rescue Diver course expands your knowledge about how to prevent problems while diving, and teaches you how to manage them if they occur. This course includes both the Rescue Diver Certification and the DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) Certification making you the “Ultimate” Rescue Diver!
The Rescue Diver course is often described as the most challenging and most rewarding class a diver takes. The course covers a wide range of topics including, The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing and Managing Diver Stress, Equipment Problems, Accident Management, Missing Diver Procedures, Responding to an Unresponsive Diver, and In-water Rescue Breathing.
The DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course is an integrated and streamlined program presenting the knowledge and skills from the following DAN courses:
Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid includes training for one rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of AEDs, caring for a choking patient, plus key skills such as illness and injury assessments, managing shock, controlling bleeding, bandaging and splinting plus handling medical and environmental emergencies.
Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries represents entry-level training to educate the general diving public to better recognize possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and /or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility. Providers learn to use the demand inhalator valve, non-rebreather mask, manually triggered ventilator and a bag-valve mask (BVM).
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving public to identify and avoid hazardous marine life, to recognize possible injuries caused by hazardous marine life, and to provide first aid for hazardous marine life injuries.
Neurological Assessment for Divers is designed to help providers understand when it is appropriate to conduct a neurological assessment and how to conduct that assessment. The information gathered while performing a neurological assessment will be useful to help physicians understand the extent of the injury and how it may have changed in the time it took to get the individual into definitive care.
Prerequisites: Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. CPR/First Aid course completion (this is included in the DAN program and therefore not required in advance when you take the Ultimate Rescue course with Nautilus Aquatics)
Class price includes:
A comprehensive packet of study materials and online course program
Pool admission and fees
Certification processing and fees
*Course fee does not include any other snorkel or scuba equipment. Students must provide their own personal gear (masks, fins, snorkels, boots) which are available for purchase at the dive store and our friendly staff can professionally fit you for these items, if needed. BC, Regulator with dive computer, and wetsuits are available to rent at a discounted daily rate for students enrolled in our Ultimate Rescue Course Diver. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and personal items (swim suit, towel, etc).
Additional Gear Required: cutting device. This a separate charge from the course fees.
Medical: Prior to taking this scuba class, you will need to complete a Continuing Education/Medical form. Please review this form and determine if you are eligible to take a scuba course or if you will need a doctor to sign-off on your form prior to starting the class. This information is required to enroll or begin any diver training.
Diving Location Options: For completing your course locally, join us at one of three locations: Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA; Lake Phoenix in Rawlings, VA; or Hydes Quarry in Westminster, MD. Alternatively visit our Travel Page to join us on one of our fantastic trips to a more exotic locale.
Hydes Quarry (add $50)
Close to home
5-10 ft. visibility, stair access to/from water
No frills and no facilities. Training only.
***Camp & Dive Weekend **Recommended** (add $175)
Dutch Springs or Lake Phoenix, 3-4 hour drive
30-40 ft. visibility, large training platforms, easy shore access to/from water
Bath houses with toilets and hot showers, concession stands, and gift shop
Fee includes Scuba Park entrance fee, camping fees for 2 nights, all meals, snacks, and drinks, and unlimited air fills!
Student arrival and setup Friday evening, training conducted Saturday/Sunday
Training Requirements: In addition to completing the Rescue Diver eLearn Course you must also participate in one weekend classroom/pool session to complete the DEMP practical training, Rescue Quick Review, and rescue skill initial practice plus one weekend of open water training to demonstrate all ten rescue exercises and complete two rescue scenarios.
Cancellations or Rescheduling: Cancellations or rescheduling require 48-hour notice. You may reschedule one time at no charge, after that any further adjustments will incur a $50 rescheduling fee per change. Cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee..
Course Time: DEMP/Rescue is one weekend pool/classroom and one weekend open water session. Your open water dates are a separate weekend and will encompass the remainder of the practical Rescue course training.
Note on Rental Gear: For Camp-n-Dive (Dutch Springs) Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Thursday, the week of the event. For Hydes Quarry Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Friday, the week of the event.
Course Dates: Please check our calendar for available dates
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