Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months and Emergency Oxygen Provider.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
– Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
– Emergency management and equipment
– Rescuing panicked divers
– Rescuing unresponsive divers
The course consists of 4 consecutive Friday evenings in the pool (The Dolphin Centre, Poole), following by a day in open water.
What scuba gear will you use?
At this stage in your diving you should already own your own diving equipment. Therefore, you are expected to have your own setup and we highly recommend this. However, if you require any kit for the course it is available to hire from us.
You are also required to have your own CPR pocket mask for the course.
The open water day may be at either Vobster Quay in Frome or at a local shore site, weather dependent. You will need to make your own way to sites and entry fees may apply.