First of all, it is a very demanding course, physically and mentally. But the many divers that completed this course doesn't regret it and will tell you
What do you need to know about the PADI Rescue Diver Course?
First of all, it is a very demanding course, physically and mentally. But the many divers that completed this course doesn’t regret it and will tell you it was worthwhile following it.
By taking the PADI Rescue Diver Course, you will dive more confidently knowing that you have expanded your emergency prevention and management skills.
So you have decided to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Well you must be in the possession of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Also a must is the PADI Emergency First Aid training Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid)
within the past 24 months and be at least 15 years old or 12 years old (PADI Junior Rescue Diver Course). However you also need to be physically fit and have the right mental attitude.
This course will teach you:
How to perform self-rescue.
Identifying divers in distress.
Causes of divers emergencies.
Missing diver procedures.
How to assist a tired diver and a panicked diver at the surface.
To practice some search patterns underwater with a compass to locate a missing buddy.
How to surface, assess and transport an unconscious diver while performing rescue breaths.
Common equipment problems.
First aid and injuries treatment
In/out water rescue skills.
How to handle emergency situations.
Divers rescue procedures.
You will go through scenarios in which you practice thinking and adapting the skills you learned.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course consists of 3 parts:
Knowledge development: it involves theory lessons that will help you understand the basic principles and learn the skills that are needed to perform a rescue.
Confined water dives: involves rescue exercises in shallow water or a pool to develop newly learned rescue skills.
Open water dives: this is the final step to become a rescue diver to apply your developed skills in realistic situations.
You will need all of the diving gear that you would use normally, including all the necessary accessories, such as a spare parts kit, catch bag, clips, lanyards and markers. In addition you will need a dive computer ready to use.
It will take you 3 or 4 days to complete the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
This course is the first level of training where your focus is not only on your own safety but also on the safety of others.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is designed to prepare you to prevent problems or, if necessary, manage or assist in managing dive emergencies.
It is an important and crucial step in expanding your diver’s knowledge and experience. It makes you more aware of what is happening around you in an diving environment.
Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Choose Undersea Adventures to make your PADI Rescue Diver Course.