Rescue diver course (PADI)
Being well trained and well prepared is important when we dive. Things can go wrong even for the most experienced diver. Divers who are skilled (and certified) Rescue Divers are trained to respond to these unforeseen problems. They are a welcome diver in any group.
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as very challenging. Yet most of them consider it amongst the most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Because they now learn to prevent and manage problems in the water. Becoming more confident in their skills as a diver, knowing they can help others when needed.
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
If you are a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver, and at least 12 years old, you can enroll. Make sure you have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive before. You also need to have a CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months. If needed, we can provide that Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course here for you.
Here at Rich Coast Diving, you can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. We can also offer, depending on your needs and requirements, to add the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Self rescue;
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers;
- Emergency management and equipment;
- Rescuing panicked divers;
- Rescuing unresponsive divers;
- And, loads of fun!
If you are planning to become a PADI Divemaster, the Rescue Diver Certification will be the first step towards this next level of diving.