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. 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.
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.
What will you learn?
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:
The PADI Rescue Diver is a 4-day program which develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.
The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:
self-rescue and diver stress
diving first aid
emergency management and equipment considerations
swimming and nonswimming assists
panicked diver response
missing diver procedures
surfacing the unconscious diver
in-water artificial respiration
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
dive accident scenarios.
All of these topics are covered in the PADI Rescue eLearning portion of the course or the classroom option.
After successfully completing the program, you’ll receive the internationally recognized PADI Rescue Diver 100% aware certification card.
Be 15 years or older Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization) Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years (Check out Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses). In the price we include this course, if you don´t need it just told us and we make you a discount!
Apart from your standard dive equipment, there are some additional items that you will need for the course.