Diver Stress and Rescue
Hawaiian Diving Adventures
Stress is often the major cause of diving accidents and diver rescue situations. Properly dealing with stressed and injured divers is a major part of the dive professional’s responsibility. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize signs of stress, prevent accidents, and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. This is one of the most physically demanding courses, but also one of the most important and most rewarding.
This course focuses on accident prevention and response. Students learn about the accident chain and stopping accidents before they happen. They also learn in water rescues and how to deal with panicked and unresponsive divers.
Courses must be booked over the phone. Please call 808-232-3193
HOW IT WORKS
Stress and Rescue starts with the online e-Learning academic work. The water training is then done in two sessions over two days. Day one is a confined water session. You will operated in a shallow lagoon and learn rescue skills. The second day is an open water dive day where we put those skills to the test dealing with actual rescue scenarios on the ocean.
The online e-Learning portion needs to be completed, at home, before any in water training. This portion usually takes about 6-8 hours in total, including the final exam. Water training day one starts at 7:15 am. Like most of our confined water sessions, this is usually done in one of the shallow lagoons at Ala Moana Beach Park. If combined with React Right, we will conduct the first aid/CPR training when we get out of the lagoon. The final day is conducted off of the boat and can be done on any of our regularly scheduled charters.
WHAT TO BRING
For the first day at Ala Moana beach park, all you need is a swimsuit. If you have your own dive gear, that is a great idea, but not required. All the gear is included. We also recommend bringing a towel and maybe a change of clothes for after the class. There are beach showers and restrooms available. We also recommend you bring a towel, sunglasses, and maybe a hat for the boat trips. We have a dry storage area on the boat. You are also recommend that you do not bring your underwater camera on this course. Drinking water, fresh pineapple and snacks are provided, though you are welcome to bring your own beverages and munchies as well.
Minimum age is 10 years old.
Basic swimming skills and overall physical fitness is required for diving.
You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire , and may need a doctors approval if you have any disqualifying conditions.
If you have questions, please contact Hawaiian Diving Adventures to discuss your particular circumstances before registration.
When scheduling your training dives, you need to allow at least 18 hours after diving before flying. This is important -- you cannot fly the same day after scuba diving.
2 Days, $450
Combine with React Right, $550