"Be prepared for those unexpected emergencies"
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.
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course.
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:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
Stress is a major contributor to rescue situations and diving accidents. Through this course you will learn accident prevention, as well as how to handle problem situations if they occur.
The program is about avoiding, recongnizing and solving problems on the surface and underwater.
The course runs 2 evening sessions from 7pm-10pm and 2 O/W sessions from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. in which you will participate in academic and open water.
Dive West includes First Aid, CPR during the Rescue course.
What this course includes
Course fees cover the cost of your student kit for Rescue and EFR
Rescue & EFR ...... Rescue Only ...... EFR Only
$500 ...................................$325 .............................$175.
To qualify for this course, you must have completed an Open Water or equivalent certification.
The student must supply his/her own gear (mask, fins, snorkel, boots and wetsuit). The student must either supply or RENT a BCD, regulator and dive computer/gauges. Open water park fees are not included.