Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a professional diver? Do you love a real challenge? Then the PADI RESCUE COURSE is for you. Touted as the most important and rewarding step in your diving education, this course will dramatically transform your skills, perspective and awareness of yourself and others while diving. Building upon solid skills, we will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The curriculum includes studying theory, practising rescue techniques and mock rescue scenarios. By the end of this course, you will not only have improved your diving skills but also your awareness of diver safety. We all hope you will never have to put your skills to use, but this intense training can help you save lives if such a situation arises. All students must have a valid CPR certification before beginning this course. E-Learning is available.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. Jacques Cousteau
Rental Equipment | Theory Lessons | Pool Practice
Learning Materials | Two Ocean Dives | Certification Card
(not inclusive of learning materials purchased directly through PADI, approx. USD 169)
As this course introduces you to multiple scenarios that relate to human physiology, this course contains theory lessons chock-full of useful information. You will learn how to maintain first aid for diving and aquatic life injuries, enact emergency procedures and accurately record and report accidents. You’ll be required to read the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and complete the subsequent knowledge reviews. Your instructor will go over these lessons with you to ensure all aspects are fully understood and you are fully prepared for the multiple choice exam. A required DVD will introduce you to the upcoming skills that will be practised throughout the course.
Practise your skills to perfection in the swimming pool with no waves, currents or bad visibility to hinder your training. You’ll run through skills pertaining to:
Self Rescue | Distressed/ Panicked Diver Recognition & Assist | Rescue Approaches | Rescue Breathing | Emergency Procedures
You will repeat all the exercises learned in the pool out in the open ocean, dealing with variable conditions. Once you feel thoroughly comfortable with your new skills, your instructor will create a rescue scenario in which you’ll be tested on your ability to handle an emergency. Your instructor will evaluate and certify based on your consideration and use of rescue equipment, the effectiveness of rescue exits and entries, and your search and rescue of a missing/unconscious diver.