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PADI Rescue Diver
Why PADI Rescue Diver?
The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
What do I need to start?
> PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
> Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
> Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months
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
dive first aid
emergency management and equipment
swimming and non-swimming assists
panicked diver response
missing diver procedures
surfacing the unconscious diver
inwater artificial respiration
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
You only need 3 days to complete this course during which you will cover 5 dive theory lessons (1 day) and five open water training sessions over two days.
What will I need?
The PADI Rescue Diver manual and accident management work slate all come as part of the course package. Just bring a pen and you are ready to start.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification. The PADI Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver certification which is the highest non-professional rating in recreational diving and recognizes outstanding skills in a variety of diving circumstances.
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