“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
What You Learn
You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the manual to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.
- Self rescue;
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers;
- Emergency management and equipment;
- Rescuing panicked divers;
- Rescuing unresponsive divers.
Duration of the course
The Rescue course is 4 days, the first day is for the emergency first response course, Day 2 and 3 will be spent between the classroom and pool, Day 4 is spent in the ocean practising all the skills and scenarios.
Scuba Gear You Use
You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer, pocket mask and a compass.
Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Rescue Diver manual and online manual includes all the knowledge required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – and is included in your course price.
To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must
- Be 12 years or older;
- Have a PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization);
- Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. We can provide the Emergency first response onsite.
- Your Next Adventure
After completing Emergency First Response and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Master Scuba diver challenge or for those looking to go professional the PADI Divemaster Course.