PADI Rescue Diver

PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE – (3)-4 days, Age 12+.

The PADI Rescue Diver course will improve your skills as an aware and responsible scuba diver. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to respond in an emergency diving situation and assist divers in distress.

Rescue DiversThe PADI Rescue Diver Course teaches you how to effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and give first aid. The program is an important step towards expanding your knowledge and experience as a scuba diver. During the course you will cover topics such as diving first aid, panicked diver response, missing diver procedures and search techniques, in-water artificial respiration and take part in dive accident scenarios. The PADI Rescue Diver learns to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well-being of other scuba divers.

What will I Learn during the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

During the PADI Rescue Diver course, you’ll learn rescue-scene assessment and management, how to administer rescue breaths both in and out of the water, how to calm and tow a diver in distress, search and recovery techniques, procedures for surfacing and removing an unconscious diver from the water, correct ways to transport divers with suspected DCS (Decompression Sickness) and the best ways to assist local emergency services. You’ll also learn important self-rescue techniques and how to activate a signalling device (safety balloon).

PADI Rescue DiverDuring the 3 day course you’ll complete confined water sessions, put rescue management procedures in to practise in a real-life scenario and deal with panicked, distressed and unconscious divers in the water.
If you sign up for the PADI Recue Diver Course, you need to have completed an EFR Course, or have been certified in CPR, within the last two years.

Who can participate in the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

If you’re aged 12+ and have already completed the PADI Advanced Course (or equivalent), are in general good health and fitness, and are not suffering from a cold or ear infection, you should be eligible to become a certified PADI Rescue Diver.
You must also have completed the Emergency First Responder Course or have been certified in CPR within the last 2 years (you must provide current certification).

Please check the health requirements for this course.

Who offers the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

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