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
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
d. Surface drowning syndrome
e. Currents and tides
The Effects of Pressure, Temperature & Volume
e. Shallow water blackout.
g. Ear & mask squeeze
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
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