“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:
- 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, recognizing and solving problems on the surface and underwater.
Rescue is Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m at Scuba Ranch on scheduled weekends.
What this course includes
Fees below include the elearning cost of $189.00 for PADI Rescue and $136.00 for instruction.
PADI Emergency First Aid (EFR) or an equivalent certification (Red Cross….) is required as a prerequisite for this class. You can take it with us or bring us a copy of your current Emergency First Aid card.
To qualify for this course, you must have completed Advanced Open Water certification.
You will need your personal gear; mask, fins, boots and snorkel. If you don’t own your own BCD, regulator or computer Dive West can rent them to you at $50.00 for the weekend.