PADI Rescue Diver
Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.
Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if 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.
What Will You Learn?
The 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 and diver stress
AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
Diver first aid
Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
Emergency management and equipment
Panicked diver response
Missing diver procedures
Surfacing the unconscious diver
In-water rescue breathing protocols
First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
There are 5 knowledge reviews to complete and a final exam.
You can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and DVD or get the digital course materials and do the Reviews online. The theory is then reviewed in classroom with your Instructor before you take the exam.
Confined Water Dives
You will have the opportunity to practice some of the rescue skills in the pool prior to the open water sessions.
There are several open water sessions and scenarios which take place over a full weekend.
These are all day sessions which are physically demanding, but hugely satisfying.
Open Water Dives
Rescue Diver course materials
Full Equipment hire including drysuit
Pool session to practice the skills
How Much Does It Cost?
Call 01603 485000 or click the 'Contact Us' button to find out about dates and availability.