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 do I need to start?
You can enrol in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
* To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
* Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
* Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you’ll cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
diver first aid primary and secondary care
swimming and non swimming rescue techniques
emergency management and equipment
panicked diver response
missing diver procedures
surfacing the unconscious diver
in-water rescue breathing protocols
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
dive accident scenarios
How long will the course take?
Five Sessions over two days
What is needed for the course?
The course price includes all the required maunuals
You may like to buy a dive log (priced at €50) to log your adventure dives – available from the shop