Both challenging and rewarding in equal measure, the PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you to look beyond yourself and to consider the safety and well being of other divers. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water through practicing problem solving skills throughout the course, until they become second nature! You will become more confident in your skills as both a diver and a buddy, knowing that you can help others if needed.
Through both knowledge development and practical rescue exercises you will learn what to look for and how to respond during diver emergencies, whether minor or major. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice the skills you have learnt. Topics covered include:
- Self rescue
- Recognising and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
The course takes 3-4 days to complete, however we are able to tailor the course to suit your schedule, whether that be intensive consecutive days or spread out over a longer period of time.
The cost of the course includes your Rescue Diver manual and slate, which are yours to keep after the course is completed, the certification, and the use of the diving equipment for the duration of your course.
To enrol in our PADI Rescue Diver course you must have already successfully completed the PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver course (or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation), be at least 12 years of age and be in good physical health. You also need to have successfully completed CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. You can complete the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care as part of your PADI Rescue Diver course.