Rescue / First Aid


Divers often describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. It broadens your perspective and teaches you to look at equipment, environment, behavior and your buddy in a brand new way! You will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water as well as on land, and become more confident in your skills as a diver in the process.

The Rescue Diver Course is a three-day program that develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accidents and render first aid. Various rescue scenarios are held in both confined and open water environments.

The Rescue Course covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment considerations
  • Diving first aid
  • Swimming and nonswimming assists
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Exits with an injured or unconscious diver
  • Dive accident scenarios
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents

To become a Rescue Diver you should already be certified by an internationally recognized organization in CPR and First Aid within the last 2 years. Physically, the program can be demanding so a reasonable level of fitness is desirable.

Rescue Course Next Level Scuba Gili Air


Emergency First Response/React Right is a basic course for land-based emergency care
and lifesaving skills that is great for both divers and non-divers alike. The training focuses on building knowledge and confidence in rescuers and increasing their ability to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Course participants learn to follow simple steps for emergency care and practice
applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. The courses meet the CPR and
First Aid training requirements for the Rescue Diver course, 
and all professional-level ratings, and can be completed in one day. It includes topics such as basic life support, CPR and rescue breathing, shock management, spinal injury, serious bleeding management, and first aid procedures.