The Rescue diver course is fun, challenging and rewarding. It will expand your knowledge and increase your overall experience of diving. You will learn to look beyond yourself and start to consider the safety of others as well as your own. Gaining your Rescue Diver qualification is quite an achievement, and shows your commitment to diving and your fellow divers.
The first step is to get your Rescue Diver Crewpack and PADI DVD and complete independent study at home. Your manual will have different chapters covering areas such as:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
You will need to study each chapter and complete all knowledge reviews (as you did for the Open Water course). After this, you will then have classroom sessions with us where we go over each chapter with you and make sure you fully understand everything you need to. To finish there will be a multiple choice final exam.
After every theory session, there will be a practical session to cover all the skills needed ready for you to go to the open water. To complete, one day is spent at an inland dive site working through different practical scenarios to demonstrate your understanding and help to ensure your enjoyment and success.
To gain certification you will need to have a current first aid qualification (within two years) that includes CPR – we include this in the price if you don’t already have it
To take part in an Rescue Diver course all you need is:
- to be in reasonable health
- be over 12 years old*
*For 12 to 14’s you will be certified as a Junior Rescue Diver*Under 16’s need to be accompanied by an adult