Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course

Scuba Diving

Rescue Diver Course

Duration 3 Days

The PADI Rescue Diver course is an important step in expanding a diver’s knowledge beyond recreational level with a realistic approach to preventing and if necessary, managing a diving accident. A rewarding course that teaches you to make diving safer and enjoyable for others. This course also gives you the opportunity to apply your First Aid and CPR skills to the unique needs of diving as well as land based accidents. Although this is a thoroughly enjoyable course, the nature and context in which such training may be used is quite serious. The primary objective of this course is to prevent the need for use of rescue skills.

A Rescue Diver is a very competent, self reliant diver who is also able to care for others in an emergency.

The course consists of

Self-Rescue and Diver Stress

Emergency Management

Equipment Considerations

Tired Diver

Panicked Diver

Distressed Diver

Response and Underwater problems

Missing Diver

Unconscious Diver at the Surface

Surfacing an Unconscious Diver

Egress with an Unconscious Diver

In-Water Artificial Respiration and Equipment Removal

Response from Shore/Boat (conscious and unconscious diver)

First Aid for Pressure Related Injuries

Underwater Search and Scenario


Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Medic First Aid or equivalent CPR training

Minimum age of 15

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