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.
At Aquanaut we run this course over 2 days, in addition to the Emergency First Response course, which is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver Course. It is important that you are confident with these potentially life saving skills, we therefore practice a lot of the skills in the pool or shallow water, trying out different techniques, before moving to Open Water.
What’s Not Included
You study in your own time using the Rescue Diver E-Learning or if you prefer the Rescue Diver manual and DVD.
Then meet with your instructor to sure you have a sound understanding of all the topics, to go over the knowledge reviews and complete the final exam (multiple choice) and make. Topics include self rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management and equipment considerations.
You then head to the pool or shallow water to practice the skills which are covered in the open water scenarios on day 2. The confined session is where you get to see the true acting ability of your instructors and assistants as they realistically role play skills! These include:
OPEN WATER SCENARIOS
There are 2 open water scenarios where you put everything you learned in confined water to practice. Be prepared for some surprises and expect the unexpected! Most of our students will say this is the most satisfying day of diving they have ever done.