The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course, you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and practice dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious, but the training is fun.
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares divers to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using various techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, divers put into practice their knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- recognising and managing stress in other divers;
- emergency management and equipment;
- rescuing panicked divers; and,
- rescuing unresponsive divers.
To complete the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:
- be at least 12 years of age:
- be medically fit to dive;
- completed Emergency First Responder Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months; and,
- hold an Adventure Diver / Junior Adventure Diver, or qualifying certification.
The Rescue Diver course is run over approximately 10-12 hours.