Certified in a CPR program within the past 24 months. (The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.)
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the course you will cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
Dive first aid
Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
Emergency management and equipment
Panicked diver response
Missing diver procedures
Surfacing the unconscious diver
In-water rescue breathing protocols
First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
Dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
As little as two days. The initial training is completed in confined open water and then it's into open water for one day for the scenarios. One additional day is needed to complete the Emergency First Response CPR course.
What is included in the Rescue course:
Online theory (Knowledge Development)
What will I need?
Pocket Mask - Divers need their own pocket mask for the course
Current First Aid and CPR training within the last 24 months (for example, the Emergency First Response (EFR) course)
Students are expected to own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and wetsuit) however full equipment rental is included
BOOK TO SECURE YOUR SPACE:
If you are planning your PADI Rescue course in advance, you will need to pay a €100 deposit, which secures your place on the course, and allows us to issue your eLearning (please note that we will also need your date of birth before this can be issued). If this is what you want to do click the PAY DEPOSIT button now.
If you are going diving with us at NDS and are due to get in the water soon, then you can click the BUY IT NOW button on the right of this page to pay for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in full.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with a PADI Divemaster certification.