This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: PADI Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
We don’t like to think about it but accidents happen. There are several good reasons to become a PADI Rescue Diver. Rescue training expands your knowledge of diving, increases your level of diving skills, and makes you more aware of what is happening around you in the diving environment. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
You can enrol in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver and participate in the PADI Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. You can also enrol if you are already Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent scuba diving certification from another organization). Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover: