The PADI Rescue Diver course is the next step to continuing your dive education. This course teaches you to prevent & manage problems, giving you confidence to help others, if necessary. The theory sessions teach you to be able to spot problems & effectively respond to them. The course can be challenging, but the role play scenario sessions, make learning alot of fun too. This course goes a long way into making you a more confident, safety conscious diver.
To sign up for a PADI Rescue Diver course, you need to be an Advanced Open Water Diver and must be atleast 12 years old & have completed a recognized First Aid and CPR course within the last 6 months. You should have good swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.
The PADI Rescue Diver course will teach you:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers.
Emergency management and equipment.
Rescuing panicked divers.
Rescuing unresponsive divers.
DAY 1: THEORY, CONFINED WATER RESCUE PRACTICE.
On the first day, you will review the Rescue Diver theory & watch video presentations. You will also practice Self-Rescue & Shallow Water Rescue scenarios, wherein, you & your instructors, will simulate real-life problems & learn to deal with them effectively.
DAY 2: SHORE & BOAT BASE RESCUES, OPEN WATER DIVES.
After completing the last two sections of the Rescue Diver course theory, We practice some shore based rescue techniques & search patterns before heading out to practice rescue exercises 1 to 10.
DAY 3: RESCUE SCENARIOS 1 & 2, OPEN WATER DIVES.
Day 3 is dedicated to practice scenarios where you put together all you've learned & carry out rescues to simulated emergency situations where the instructors & other course participants are assigned roles of victims & rescuers.