A PADI Rescue Diver Course will test your ability to solve problems under pressure and give you the tools to spot and deal with difficult situations before they develop into full-blown crises. With its emphasis on prevention, self-rescue, and the importance of managing situations effectively, the Rescue Diver Course will equip you to deal with a wide range of typical problems, making you a better buddy, and increasing your confidence as a diver.
Your first day will consist of pool and class work, equipping you with basic skills such as assisting a panicking diver, surfacing an unconscious diver, and out-of-air drills. In the classroom, you will learn how to quickly identify stress in divers and how to minimize the risks associated with differing diving conditions.
The second and third days are spent on the boat or shore simulating emergencies, conducting searches, and learning how best to manage the human resources available, as well as learning how to administer oxygen, and in-water artificial ventilation techniques. Be prepared for unexpected rescue scenarios!
After completing your PADI Rescue Diver certification, and five PADI Specialty ratings, you may apply to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest non-professional level in the PADI system of diver education. Earning a PADI Master Scuba Diver rating demonstrates that you have gained significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. Ask us for an application form.