PADI Rescue Diver Course
How would you deal with a diving emergency, such as a panicked diver at the surface or underwater? What about a diver who surfaces and says that their buddy is missing? What about the care for a diver with suspected decompression sickness (DCS)? Find out on the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
The Rescue Diver course is an important progression on from Advanced Open Water Diver and turns the focus away from pure dive skills, to those that allow you to deal with diving accidents and emergencies involving yourself and others.
Who should take this course?
- Minimum Age: 12
- Pre-requisite certiﬁcation: Advanced Open Water, Emergency First Response
- Pre Requisite experience: 20 logged dives must be reached before you can be certiﬁed.
- Must be able to swim
- Good Physical Health (see the PADI medical statement here) answering yes to any of these questions does not automatically mean you cannot dive, please ask us if you are unsure
What will I learn?
You will learn diver rescue skills and emergency procedure management. You will complete knowledge sessions, learn practical techniques and practise rescue scenarios to prepare you for both minor and major dive emergencies.
Things you will cover throughout the rescue diver course include:
- Self Rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
We aim to make learning about accident prevention / management and rescue techniques exciting and fun without neglecting the subject’s seriousness.
How can you start learning now?
To start now you can sign up for Rescue Diver online by using our eLearning link.