The minimum age is 15 years (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. You will need to have attended a sanctioned CPR and First Aid program within the past 24 months.
Why become a Rescue Diver?
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.
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the 10 pool exercises and four open water scenarios, you'll cover:
· Self-rescue and diver stress
· AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
· Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
· Emergency management and equipment
· Panicked diver response
· Underwater problems
· Missing diver procedures
· Surfacing the unconscious diver
· In-water rescue breathing protocols
· Egress (exits)
· First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
How long will it take?
The Rescue Diver Course takes place over 2 ½ days, beginning with an evening of classroom discussion followed by 2 days of Open Water scenarios.
What does the course include?
The course price of $210 includes:
Your Rescue Diver Manual, Emergency Management Slate, certification fee.
What do I need to provide?
You need to supply your own scuba gear, a pocket mask.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification. Alternatively you may want to take up The Master Scuba Diver Challenge. Ask your instructor for more information.