Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
What is the PADI Rescue Diver course?
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
How do I get started?
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.
Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course. Contact us to start with the PADI eLearning.
If you prefer, you can choose to study the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video in our classroom. Enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you once you arrive to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.
What is included in the PADI Rescue Diver course?
The course will take 3 days and the following is included:
– Equipment rental
– Environmental Fees
– PADI Manual or E-Learning
– Confined water dive
– 10 PADI Rescue scenario’s
– Snacks & Fruits on board
– Coffee/tea/water on board