PADI Rescue Diver
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PADI Rescue Diver

Regular price €375,00

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Pocket mask

With EFR course

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At New Dimension Scuba, we think every diver should do a Rescue course. The PADI Rescue Diver Course helps you become a better dive buddy and a more confident diver by role-playing what to do in different emergency scenarios, as well as learning how to prevent them. It is hard work, and a lot of fun. It's also a mandatory prerequisite course for many professional or technical diving courses, such as Divemaster or Tec 45. After successful completion, many divers say that this course is the most rewarding course they have ever taken. 

What will I do?

During the PADI Rescue Diver course you will:
  • Study the Rescue Diver eLearning
  • Complete a self-rescue assessment
  • Participate in skill development workshops to cover responses to a variety of different emergency situations, such as
    • Tired diver on the surface
    • Panicked diver on the surface
    • Distressed diver underwater
    • Missing diver search patterns
    • Surfacing the unresponsive diver
    • Unresponsive diver on the surface and in-water rescue breathing
    • Towing and exiting the unresponsive diver
    • First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration
  • Complete an emergency action plan
  • Participate in at least two rescue scenarios
  • Complete an online exam

What do I need to start?

Before starting the course, please make sure you meet the following prerequisites:

  • 15 years of age
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent from another organisation)
  • Emergency First Response training (or equivalent from another organisation) current within the past 2 years

You should also check whether you will need a doctor's approval of fitness to dive by carefully reading the medical form.

How long will it take?

As little as two days. Theory is completed in your own time via the PADI Rescue Diver eLearning. The initial training is completed in confined open water, and then it's into open water for further training and scenarios. One additional day may be needed to complete the Emergency First Response course, if required. 

If you haven't dived recently, or you're feeling a little rusty, you may wish to consider refreshing your skills with the PADI Reactivate prior to the open water dives.

Our course fee includes everything you need:

  • Confined open water training sessions to learn the basics
  • Open water training sessions to put your skills into practice
  • Online training materials (PADI eLearning)
  • Full Scuba Equipment rental and gas fills
  • Certification costs
  • Transportation to dive sites
  • Pocket mask - if you don't already have this, please choose this option
  • Emergency first response training - if you don't already have this, please choose this option

    We also offer a free hotel pick up/drop off service if you are staying in the St Pauls Bay, Bugibba, Qawra or Xemxija areas. 

    Book to secure your space:

    As we keep all our group sizes small, our course schedules and start dates are flexible to suit your needs. Email us to discuss your schedule requirements. Once we've agreed on the course dates, then you just need to pay a €150 deposit which covers your eLearning and secures your space (you may also pay in full if you prefer to have everything squared up before you arrive). We will then send you your eLearning code and you can get started on your theory in your own time. Click the button below to pay your deposit.


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