Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. It's challenging, yet very rewarding.
The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun – many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favorite!
What do I need to start?
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
• Proof of 20 logged dives
• Successful completion of the Emergency First Response course (or a sanctioned CPR program) within the past 24 months
• Be certified as an Emergency Oxygen Provider
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:
Response from Shore, Boat or Dock (Responsive Diver)
Distressed Diver Underwater
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/Boat to Unresponsive (non-breathing) Diver at the Surface
Dive accident scenarios:
1. Unresponsive Diver Underwater
2. Unresponsive Diver at the Surface
What will I need?
The following is provided as part of your course:
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• PADI Rescue Diver DVD
• Dive equipment
Minimum Age: 15 (12 for Junior Rescue Diver)
Equipment: Full dive equipment included
Duration: 2 half days
Where can I go from here?
As a Rescue diver, you can reach a higher recreational level with just five specialty certifications. With this achievement you will receive the credential of PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Rescue Diver qualification is also a prerequisite for Divemaster, the first step on the road to a professional status, within the PADI family. The PADI Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for the PADI Public Safety Diver and the Underwater Criminal Investigator courses.