Rescue Diver


Rescue Diver ScenarioThis is your first step towards diving leadership, and necessary training to be a responsible diver. This course prepares you to evaluate and cope with hazards, whether they impact you or others, and is great for increasing confidence & safety.  Classroom and pool training prepare you for open water exercises, including search patterns and simulated rescues.
Course includes classroom, pool, & open water training.

  •  You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
  • To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
  • 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.


What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • dive first aid
  • 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
  • dive accident scenarios


 How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 25
  • Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days

 

Confident enough to take the challenge? Click on the following link and get started right away with this exciting course!

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