PADI Rescue Diver
The PADI Rescue Diver is one of the most fun, but hard work, scuba diving courses you will complete during your diving adventures.
What You Learn
As PADI Rescue Diver you will learn:
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
What do I need to start?
- You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
- Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
- Medically fit for the experience, complete our Medical Form
- 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
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing protocols
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
As little as three days. The initial training is completed in a swimming pool then it's into open water for one day for the scenarios.
What will I need?
PADI Rescue Diver Online Theory
Students are expected to own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and gloves) although these are available to hire.
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