Rewarding and fun - that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
Minimum age: 15 years old
The Rescue Course takes 3 days to complete. One day of classroom theory and two days in-water (10 rescue exercises & 2 rescue scenarios).
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. You'll complete 5 knowledge development sessions (DVD's, knowledge reviews and a multiple choice exam), followed by the 10 rescue exercises and 2 scenarios in open water.
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.