So I should find a good SDI Rescue class with another SDI shop cause swapping is trickyThe PADI prerequisite to take the PADI Rescue class is the PADI Adventure Diver certification (three dives, of which one must be the Underwater Navigation Adventure dive) or equivalent. PADI AOW is five dives, of which one is Navigation and one is Deep, so is slightly more training than PADI Adventure Diver. SDI does not have an equivalent certification to PADI Adventure Diver, so in the SDI system you'd have to take the Advanced Adventure Diver course, which is effectively identical to the PADI AOW course.
There is no PADI work-around like SDI has that allows you to do 40 dives to get into the SDI Rescue class.
Note that the SDI standards suggest 12h for the class, of which 8 should be in open water. PADI standards suggest 25h for the class, although it is usually taught in two days.
Both agencies require up-to-date CPR/First-Aid and preferably O2 provider, although this may be taught along with the Rescue class (with additional time, of course).
I suppose I'll have to open a convo in the Florida section next year and ask for recommendations. I'm mostly driving to West Palm Beach for diving anyway lol