PADI Rescue Diver Course – help yourself and others
Attending the PADI Rescue Diver course has the following advantages:
- Expands your knowledge
- Makes you prepared in and out of the water
- Helps to prevent accidents
Expands your knowledge
and experience beyond a purely recreational level. In the PADI Rescue Diver course you will learn to look beyond yourself as a recreational diver and contribute to the safety and well-being of other divers.
Makes you prepared
Through its flexible and conceptual approach to performing rescues – e.g. your relative size and environmental factors dictate which rescue technique may be most effective – rescue training exercises provide for individual differences and capabilities while encouraging divers to experiment with alternate techniques.
Pre-condition to starting the PADI Rescue Diver course is that you have attended an Emergency First Responder course or an equivalent First Aid course that includes CPR (e.g. by the Red Cross or such). This prepares you not only for diving related emergencies, but also enables you to help in accidents that may happen at the office or to your loved ones at home.
Helps to prevent accidents
Student divers learn to prevent problems from happening, to first think about the options available for handling an emergency and then to act using the best method for the situation. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course is fun, enjoyable and aimed to build your confidence.
Quick course overview
Your PADI Rescue Diver course will consist of:
- theory session to build the foundation for your exercises
- pool training to train the necessary skills
- simulated exercises applied in a real diving environment during a dive trip