PADI Rescue Diver Course


Why PADI Rescue Diver?

While uncommon, emergencies in scuba diving can occasionally occur. The PADI Rescue Diver course trains you to anticipate and respond to a variety of diving-related emergencies. You’ll be taught be aware of your own personal safety and focus on the safety of others. You will gain greater confidence in your own diving abilities whilst developing the mindset necessary to take your first steps towards becoming a PADI Divemaster.

What Will I Learn?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Knowledge development sessions are followed by confined and skills training and open water scenarios. You will cover the following:

  • Self Rescue Review
  • Tired diver
  • Panicked diver
  • Response from shore, dock or boat (responsive diver)
  • Distressed diver underwater
  • Missing diver
  • Surfacing the unresponsive diver
  • Unresponsive diver at the surface
  • Exiting the unresponsive diver
  • First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration
  • Response from shore or boat, unresponsive diver

These skills will be applied in two open water scenarios. The extensive skills practice will have you well prepared to deal with any problems that may come your way during these scenarios! Your instructor will go the knowledge development portion that consists of five knowledge reviews. You also complete a final exam and create an emergency assistance plan for a specific dive site.

What Do I Need to Start?

You must be at least 12 years old, in good physical health, certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization). Have successfully completed the Emergency First Response course (or another sanctioned CPR/First Aid program) within the last 24 months. PADI Jr Advanced Open Water divers aged 12 to 14 with current CPR/First Aid training can enroll in a PADI Jr Rescue Diver course.

What Do I Learn at the End?

Take the PADI rescue diver challenge! The PADI Rescue Diver course will expand your knowledge and experience to another level. You’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Although this course is serious in nature, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

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