Rescue Diver

Why take this course?

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.

What will I 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:

  • Self Rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

What qualifications do I need?

  • PADI Adventure Divers or Junior Adventure Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Completion of Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
  • Minimum age: 12 years old
  • Completion of Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the pas 24 months

EFR Training can be completed during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

How long will it take?

Two Classroom Session followed by Two Open Water Sessions. Course takes three weeks total with the Two Open Water Sessions being typically over a weekend / two day period. You can check the course schedule here

What materials/equipment do I need?

  • PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
  • PADI Rescue Diver DVD
  • Diving Accident Management Work Slate
  • Log Book

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need your own Pocket Mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your Divers Den PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, etc which will be useful throughout your diving career. The staff at Divers Den can help you find the equipment that is best suited for you and your diving adventures.

Course Includes

  • PADI Certification Card
  • Student Digital Photo
  • Classroom Sessions
  • Two Open Water Sessions

Not Included

  • PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
  • PADI Rescue Diver DVD
  • Cost of Entry to Dive Site
  • Travel, Food and/or Lodging

Where can I go from here?

Get credit! You can apply this speciality course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit. Or do you want to Go Pro ... And become a PADI Divemaster.

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