The following topics shall be covered:
• Causes and prevention of diving accidents: physical conditioning and physiological factors, stress and psychological factors, stress and panic syndrome in self and others, recognizing distress, pre-dive equipment checks and surface drowning syndrome.
• Diving rescue: self rescue, diver assists, surface and underwater rescues, diver transport, in water rescue breathing, gear removal techniques, boat and shore extrication techniques, first aid applications and oxygen usage.
• General accident management: victim care and positioning, access to emergency transport/assistance and hyperbaric chambers, information collected and transmittal, accident reporting, liability and related legal considerations.
Requirement: All Scuba Rescue Divers (SRD) students must attend one four hour session of confined water training. Aqua Tech will supply tanks and weighs w/belts only, students responsible for their own scuba equipment.
Confined Water - Moorestown Community Center Moorestown, NJ
• Swim 220 yards nonstop, any stroke, in ten minutes or less
• Survival swim for 10 minutes
• Recover 16 pounds from 8 to 12 feet of water
• Recover simulated unconscious skin diver from 8 to 12 feet of water
• Perform fin push on a conscious scuba diver on surface
• Transport another diver of equal size 20 yards in the do-se-do position
• Assemble equipment, make adjustments, don equipment, and pre-dive equipment inspection.
• At the surface remove and replace mask, snorkel, fins, and weight belt and scuba unit.
• Underwater, remove, replace and clear mask and regulator, comfortable breath from a regulator without wearing a mask for two minutes, buddy breathe, and share air using an alternate air source.
• Demonstrate surface use of the BC and the ability to hover underwater.
• Perform a Scuba Lifesaving transport (rescue breathing) of another diver 60 yards in four minutes.
• Perform a satisfactory, controlled Scuba Diver Rescue from approximately 8-12 feet of water and perform simulated life saving transport technique, Rescue breathing, for approximately 20 yards while towing the victim to a platform removing gear as appropriate for extrication of the victim from the water.
Saturdays: (See store calendar for dates)
7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Water Dives - Dutch Springs Training Facility - All students must be prepared to complete one skin dive and two scuba dives. Divers are responsible for their own scuba equipment.
• On the surface, identify the problem and properly assist a completely equipped skin or scuba diver simulating each of the following: a muscle cramp, rapid shallow breathing difficulties (due to suit constrictions, cold water, etc.)
• On the surface, identify the problem and properly assist a conscious and completely equipped scuba diver while utilizing a rescue float or line.
• On the surface, identify the problem and properly assist an unconscious completely equipped scuba diver while utilizing a rescue float or line.
• Perform a satisfactory, controlled Scuba Diver Rescue from approximately 20 feet of water and perform simulated life saving transport technique, Rescue breathing, for approximately 50 yards while towing the victim to the shore, boat or platform removing gear as appropriate for extrication of the victim from the water.
• With the aid of one assistant, remove a diver simulating a non-breathing unconsciousness victim from the water after reaching the water's edge, boat or platform.
• Surface approach and removing ballast of a panic diver
• Certification: Training and experience equivalent to Naui Scuba Diver
• Age: Minimum is 15 years.
• CPR & First Aid Certification: CPR and First Aid is required. Date to be announced
• Open Water: at least one open water session is to be conducted in open water. An open water session involves one or more skin or scuba rescue exercises.
Registration Fee: Includes tanks and weights w/belt pool only, certificate of completion. Please sign up at least one week prior to the start date. Price does not include the Rescue book.
Chapters that are scheduled to be covered in class are as follows: