PADI Rescue Diver
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Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. It's challenging, yet very rewarding.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is divided into two components: knowledge development and open water training.
The knowledge development portion develops the principles and information you will need for preventing and handling diving emergencies, with topics such as self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, and rescue and assistance procedures for both conscious and unconscious victims on the surface and underwater. There is a breif quiz at the conclusion of the knowledge development portion of Rescue class.
During the open water phase of the course, you will apply the knowledge you've learned to develop rescue skills. Just as a mechanic has tools to complete his work, this class will give you the tools from which to draw in the case of a diving emergency.
We move on to practice each of the skills individually as well as conducting a number of mock emergency scenarios to really sharpen your individual and team rescue skill level. After the open water has been completed successfully.
The best part of the class is the confidence you will gain in your own abilities making you a safer diver, and better dive buddy. Many Rescue Diver students have told us that the Rescue course was the most rewarding and fun PADI class they have attended.
The Rescue Diver course is a prerequisite for moving on to either Master Scuba Diver or to any of the professional ranks like Divemaster or Instructor.
The only prerequisites for the Rescue Diver course are 12 years old by the start of the course, PADI Junior Adventure Diver certification (must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive) or PADI Advanced Open Water and you will also need to be CPR/First Aid certified within the past two years, which can be accomplished through the Emergency First Response Course.