The purpose of the DRAM Rescue Diver specialty course is to provide the knowledge and skills to recognize and take action in the event of a diving accident. This course concentrates on four primary topics: Cognizance, Assessment, Rescue, and Evacuation. DRAM Rescue Diver certification is recommended for all divers and is a prerequisite for all levels of scuba leadership training. Once certified, it is recommended that divers participate in a refresher course at least every two years. Requirements:
- The minimum age is 15yrs. old
- You will complete a medical questionnaire
- You will need to be Advanced OWD Level 2 certified or have 10 logged dives after your Open Water certification
- You will need a current certification in CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent) and prior to certification, you will need First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent) and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)
The purpose of the Coral Reef Ecology specialty course is to provide an understanding and appreciation for the coral reef environment. The direct and indirect human impact on the reef environment will be examined with emphasis placed on the role of the diver in preserving reefs. You will complete both classroom training and open water dives.