PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Confident. Responsible. Prepared.
Course Price: $299.95 Includes:
- All basic scuba equipment (including wetsuit) & emergency first aid equipment
- PADI Rescue Diver Manual
- Transportation (space limited)
- 2 Evening Class/pool sessions
- 1 Day in the ocean
- Upon completion of the course you will receive your PADI Rescue Diver Certification
What's Not Included
- Personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and gloves). All can be rented for $50 for your course.
- Optional Drysuit Upgrade – $99.95 (Requires an evening pool orientation session and can also be credited towards the PADI Drysuit Specialty after the course). If you’ve already done your drysuit orientation, the drysuit can be rented for just $50 for the dives.
- EFR Course (if you do not have a current CPR and first aid certification) can be added on for $99 and will be run over a separate evening.
- PADI Advanced (or equivalent)
- Must be able to complete a medical questionnaire, and obtain medical clearance if necessary. Click here to download the PADI Medical Questionnaire.
- To be certified as a Rescue Diver, participants must have completed a sanctioned course in CPR within the past 2 years. We also offer a Emergency First Response (EFR) Course, which includes both a primary care component (CPR) and secondary care (First Aid).
Who Should Take This Course?
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.
What Will You Learn?
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. Topics include:
- – Self rescue
- – Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- – Emergency management and equipment
- – Rescuing panicked divers
- – Rescuing unresponsive divers
What Scuba Gear Will You Use?
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment as well as a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.