PADI Rescue Diver Course

This course is something special because it teaches you to become a safer diver and to focus on the safety and welfare of other divers. It shows you how to recognise and prevent a diving accident, and how to respond if one occurs. The course emphasises flexibility and adapting the diver to personal and environmental conditions. The student will receive a crew pack consisting of manual and dive incident management slate.

The Rescue course is a very rewarding and often tiring course. You have to have completed both open water and advanced courses to start the rescue course. The course covers the following,

Knowledge Development, the student will be responsible to complete each chapter in the manual and at the end of each chapter complete the knowledge reviews. The instructor will then work with the you and mark each of the knowledge reviews. Once the knowledge reviews are completed then a final test is taken.

Confined water. We will require all elements of the in water activity to be practiced in confined water or pool like conditions this can take three pool sessions.

Open water. There are a minimum of two open water sessions covering all of the skills finishing in the completion of two final scenarios, testing your ability to respond to incidents in the water. These final two scenarios are completed in the teams sharing responsibilities for the recovery of a diver from the water.

Emergency first response

If the student has an existing first aid qualification then this may qualify them and there will be no need to complete this course. The course is taught over two subjects:

Emergency first response primary care
Emergency first response secondary care

Requirements

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Equivalent

12 years old

Valid First Aid Certification (within 2 years)

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