Snorkel Rescue Course

Keep your mates safe

Snorkel Rescue

Who this course is for:
  • Those who would like to learn how to be a safe and prudent snorkeler  

  • Those who would wish to assist in conducting snorkeling tours

  • Someone who wishes to learn proper in-water rescue techniques 


Course prerequisites:
  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

  • Be certified as an SDI Snorkeler or equivalent (the SDI Snorkeler course may be combined with this program).

  • Provide proof of current CPR, First Aid and Oxygen provider*, where local law permits.*

  • Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the SDI Snorkeling Rescue program by qualified instructors


What you can expect to learn:

During this program the following topics will be covered… and more!


  • Prevention and Causes of snorkeling accident

a. Stress and psychological factors ie: the panic syndrome in self and others.

b. Physical conditioning

c. Equipment

d. Surface drowning syndrome

e. Currents and tides

  • The Effects of Pressure, Temperature & Volume

a. Barotrauma.

b. Hypothermia

c. Hyperthermia

d. Hyperventilation

e. Shallow water blackout.

f. Buoyancy

g. Ear & mask squeeze

  • Snorkeling Lifesaving

a. Self-rescue

b. Snorkeler assists

c. Surface rescue

d. Types of transports

e. In-water artificial respiration

f. Boat and shore exit techniques

g. Snorkeler first aid.

h. Review of Oxygen (O2) Administration

  • Accident Management

a. Access to emergency transport/assistance

b. Accident reporting

c. Liability and legal considerations



What’s in it for you?
  • Will be able to conduct rescues for snorkelers in distress.

  • Will be able to assist an active SDI Snorkeling Guide, Snorkeling Instructor, Assistant Instructor or Instructor as a lookout and rescuer during approved snorkeling and skin diving activities provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training


SDI Snorkelling Rescue program minimum requirements:
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution.

  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Duration: 1/2 Day
Cost: $299

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