For those who want to take their training to the next level we offer the PADI Rescue Diver course. Nothing builds your dive confidence like knowing you can deal with an emergency underwater or at the surface should you, your buddy or another diver, get into trouble. Although diving emergencies are rare, they do occasionally happen.
You will shift your focus from just looking at the fish and coral, to observing what is happening all around you. You will start to notice if the diver next to you is nervous about the dive, or the loose cylinder band on someone’s BCD. You will gain the skills necessary to search for a missing diver, bringing an unresponsive diver to the surface, providing oxygen to divers with suspected pressure related injuries and many more.
Most divers who take this course cite it as the most rewarding one they’ve taken and, as well as being serious, it’s a lot of fun too.
What will you learn?
Building on your first aid knowledge you will apply these skills and principles to the dive environment. Starting with a recap of what to do if you get in difficulty yourself, each skill you learn will build on the last until you are confident to complete a full rescue for a missing person.
Credit towards PADI Master Scuba Diver
Learn how to use specialised equipment such as oxygen kits and navigation tools, also gain further confidence in using your own equipment and gain knowledge of ways to adapt the tools you have to best serve your situation.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, and Emergency First Response (or other qualifying first aid certificate)
Helping yourself, your buddy or another diver in emergency situations. You will learn techniques to calm a distressed diver, search patterns, towing methods, how to ascend with an unconscious diver and more!
Your own confidence will be boosted knowing you can deal with the unexpected underwater.
PADI’s eLearning system is available for this course – complete the study at home rather than whilst on holiday.