PADI Rescue Diver
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. Scuba divers describe the PADI 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 practising 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.
To be eligible to become a PADI Rescue Diver you must have completed First Aid training within the last 24 months. If you are not currently First Aid trained you will need to take the Emergency First Response & Secondary Care Course which takes 1 day to complete and can be taught along with the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Day 1 - Rescue Theory & Confined Water Training:
We start in the classroom watching the PADI Rescue DVD and completing the knowledge reviews in the PADI Rescue Diver Manual. After a break for lunch, we then do confined water training where we go through several skills from the rescue diver course in shallow water to fully prepare you for your Open Water Rescue Dives.
The approximate time for the first day of the course is 9am - 5pm
Day’s 2 & 3 - Rescue Open Water Dives:
The final 2 days of the course are spent focusing on Open Water Dives, where you will use all the knowledge and skills that you have learned in confined water training to manage several different rescue scenarios in an Open Water environment.
The approximate time for day’s 2 & 3 is 8:15am - 2pm.
*Please note this a sample schedule and is subject to change.
Challenging and rewarding
Prerequisite: PADI Adventure Diver cert.
Maximum Depth: 9m
Duration: 3-4 days