Most scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. This is because you are learning to prevent and manage problems in the water. You will also become a more confident diver, knowing you can help others if needed.
You will learn and practise skills including:
- self rescue skills.
- Spotting and managing stress in others
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Managing emergencies
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
You begin your course by either signing up for the Rescue Diver e-learning resources or you can use a manual and DVD and meet with a PADI Instructor to help with the knowledge reviews.
At Scuba Blue we will provide at least one session in a pool to learn and practise some basic skills before spending two days at an open water site putting it all into action. On the first day you will review the skills you learnt in the pool and move on to add more to your rescue toolkit. By the second day you will be putting these skills into action in some simulated rescue scenarios.
This is a serious and rewarding course but we guarantee there will be lots of fun and laughter on the way!
Your first step should be to get in touch with us; the contact details are here. You may want to consider combining the Rescue course with the Emergency Oxygen Provider speciality. You must be at least 12 years of age to do this course and have a minimum of Adventure Diver certification – in practice most will have completed the Advanced Open Water diver certification. You must also have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course within the last 24 months.