PADI Rescue Diver 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 practising 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.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
About PADI Rescue Diver Course
The PADI Rescue Diver program qualifies you to deal with dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue lessons, you learn what to scan for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into exercise your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Diagnosing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and tools
- Saving panicked divers
- Recovering unresponsive divers
You might be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver education.
Prerequisites 12 years old
EFR training within 24 months
PADI Advanced Open water