The PADI Rescue Diver Course is more physically demanding than other courses and it will challenge you, but it will ultimately make you a better diver. This course will totally change your mentality about scuba diving. For the first time you will begin to look outside yourself and your own skills and learn to tune in with others underwater.
Things don’t always go flawlessly on a dive. What happens when a diver panics at the surface of the water? How do you perform a proper grid search if a diver goes missing? The PADI Rescue Diver Course prepares you for dealing with minor and major dive emergencies so that if becomes your second nature.
To enroll the PADI Rescue Diver Course you need to meet the following requirements:
- To be at least 12 years old.
- To be in the possession of your Advanced Open Water Diver certificate.
- To have completed the PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR), Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First-Aid) and this within the past 24 months.
- And of course to be physical fit and to have the right mental attitude.
With the PADI Rescue Diver Course you will ensure your skills in self-rescue and learn step by step to help others in emergency situations.
You will complete five theory models before practicing ten rescue exercises in open water, and finally participate in two rescue scenarios.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course can be completed in three days if you want. The first day will be a day filled with the theoretical part of the course.
During the second day you will practice the ten rescue exercises in open water. These drills include: learning how to assist tired and panicked divers, how to respond to distressed divers from shore and underwater, how to efficiently search for a missing diver, how to administer oxygen and in-water rescue breaths, how to assist or pull victims out of the water and at the end also how to rescue an unresponsive diver at the surface and underwater.
During the final day you will participate in the two rescue scenarios.
Become a PADI Rescue Diver with Dive Mania, because our top priority has and will always be the safety of our divers.
• Minimum age junior/adult: 12/15 yrs/parental approval
• Certificate: advanced open water or equivalent; current EFR
• Valid Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
• You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.