Minimum Age: 15 (12 for Junior Rescue Diver)
Equipment: Full dive equipment included
Duration: 2 Days
Why PADI Rescue Diver?
The PADI Rescue Diver Course, will expand your knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and wellbeing 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 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
How long will it take?
The course can be completed in 2 half days.
What will I need?
The following is all provided as part of your course:
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• PADI Rescue Diver DVD
• Dive equipment
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.