Duration: 2 days
The PADI Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers.
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 practicing 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. The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.
Before Start Date - you will receive an online eLearning Rescue Diver Touch manual to complete your theory at home in your own time. All the video clips, knowledge reviews, quizzes and final exam is completed beforehand. This manual is yours to keep and to refer back to refresh your scuba diving knowledge at any time. Day 1 - Complete required paperwork and review the theory with your instructor. After trying on your scuba equipment to ensure it fits comfortably you will head off to the pool for an orientation and are introduced to the essential skills of a rescue.
Day 2 - You then head off for the open water where you manage various accident scenarios.
Back at the shop each day around 15h30 (varies with each course).
Prerequisites & Minimum Age
12 years old.
Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification with the Underwater Navigator Dive.
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.
Have logged dives within the last 12 months (Pool Refresher or ReActivate program available).
Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.
Max 4 students per instructor
08h30 (Meet at the shop)
Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a PADI Rescue Diver Certification (recognised worldwide). Be able to administer CPR & First Aid. Assist others in search & recovery dives.
Tuition by an internationally certified PADI Instructor.
Digital online eLearning Rescue Diver Touch manual (includes video's, knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams).
eCard accessible via the PADI App.
Confined water (swimming pool) session & open water scenarios.
Full equipment use.
MPA (Marine Protected Areas) permit.
Gratuities. Hotel Transfer. EFR First Aid & CPR Certification (Available as add on). DAN Insurance Cover (Available as an optional add on).