Divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, but also the most satisfying, they have ever done. Because? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your abilities knowing that, if needed, you can help others.
During the course, you will learn to become a best dive buddy by practicing skills, solve problems until they become instinctive. Moreover, the course is pure fun: that is, it is serious, but between the training sessions you will enjoy yourself.
If you are PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver, you are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, you may register for the Rscue Diver course. In addition, you must have completed an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course in the previous 24 months. You will complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. At the same time, your instructor may offer you the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course.
Using a variety of techniques, the PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to manage small and large diving emergencies. Through theoretical development and rescue exercises, you will learn what to note and how to respond. During some rescue scenarios, you will practice your knowledge and skills.
Among the various topics addressed:
• Recognize and manage stress in other divers
• Management and equipment for emergencies
• Rescue a panicked diver
• Rescue an unconscious diver