The PADI Rescue Diver Course
The terms that best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course are "challenge and gratification". Based on what you have already learned, this course extends your skills on how to prevent problems and, if necessary, how to manage them.
The fun aspect
The fun aspect of this course lies in the fact that, being challenging, it prepares you to face the eventualities. Most of the divers found this course "challenging but rewarding" and, after its conclusion, defined it as the best course ever attended.
Get scholastic credit
You could get scholastic credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
What do you learn?
Recognition and management of stress in other divers
Management of emergencies and equipment
Seek scuba divers
Seek unconscious divers
The diving equipment you use
Use all your basic scuba equipment, including dive computers and accessories.
Find out what equipment your local dive shop hires and which includes in the course package. You will find almost everything at a dive shop.
The teaching materials you need
The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all the materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course - including a pocket mask. You will learn to think like a rescue diver and you will see the skills you will practice with your PADI Instructor. Once you have completed your Rescue Dove course, you can review the DVD to review your rescue skills as much as you want. This "toolbox" of knowledge and skills will give you the skills necessary to handle practically all emergency situations.
To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor or dive shop or resort.
To register for the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:
Be at least 12 years old
Own the PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have an equivalent certification issued by another training organization).
Have a valid first aid and CPR training certification, issued within the previous two years (Ask your Instructor for Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
Your next adventure
After completing the CPR and first aid and PADI Rescue Diver courses, you may enroll in the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses dramatically improve your ability to handle underwater emergencies.