CMAS Rescue Diver Training Programme


Why Should you take this course?


The CMAS Rescue Diver course will give you tools to deal with a wide range of diving emergencies, making you a better buddy. The CMAS Rescue Diver course is also one of the prerequisites for the CMAS leadership courses.



What will you learn?


The CMAS Rescue Diver Training Programme you will learn about the common causes of diving emergencies, how to avoid diving incidents/accidents, how to assist in and/or rescue a diver during an emergency and how to manage a diving incidents/accidents in an effective and efficient manner.



How do you get started?


To begin your journey as a CMAS Rescue Diver you must be at least 15 years old and be a certified CMAS Two Star Diver (or equivalent) and proof of a valid First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate. You must have logged at least 20 open water dives. Also you must have a medical certificate that declares you medically fit to scuba dive by a certified physician that is not older than two years.

There are many CMAS Instructors throughout the whole of South Africa who would be thrilled to have you as a participant on a Rescue Diver Training Programme. Please click here if you want to come into contact with a CMAS Instructor in your area.

You can also contact the CMAS–ISA office for more information on the CMAS Rescue Diver Training Programme or a CMAS Instructor in your area by clicking here.



What are the next steps?


As a certified CMAS Rescue Diver you will have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to be able to help yourself and the divers around you as well as manage diving emergencies.



Further diving and developmental opportunities


Upon completion of your CMAS Rescue Diver Training Programme you may want to enrol in one of the following CMAS speciality training Programmes:


  • CMAS Basic Nitrox Diver Training Programme
  • CMAS Underwater Photography Training Programme
  • CMAS Wreck Diver 1 Training Programme
  • CMAS Compressor Operator Training Programme




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