Rescue Divers

Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals

This program begins by teaching basic life support skills for adults, children and infants.

Called Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals (BLSPRO), this program is ideal for anyone interested in understanding professional-level resuscitation techniques. This program is designed to be applicable to the diving market as well as the non-diving/healthcare market and includes scenes and scenarios that cover dive-specific and everyday situations.

Advanced Skills learned in this program that set it apart from lay-provider level CPR courses include:
  • two-person CPR
  • ventilation using a bag valve mask
  • ventilation using multiple types of barrier devices
  • jaw thrust
  • suctioning (manual & powered)
  • cricoid pressure
  • techniques for caring for an unconscious victim while EMS is on the way


The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs. This program meets and exceeds all currently defined AHA Healthcare Provider BLS requirements.