The PADI Rescue Diver Course with Academy of Scuba
Challenge yourself and take the next step.
Learn to prevent and manage diver emergencies for yourself and others with Academy of Scuba. We combine the Rescue Diver Course with the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course for complete emergency management and equipment skills, putting you in control.
Academy of Scuba includes theEmergency Oxygen Provider Courseas standard in our Rescue Diver course package. This gives you complete emergency management and equipment skills so that you’re in control in a diver emergency.
Practice Makes Perfect
It is important to allow time to practice until rescue skills are second nature and you are confident. We offer group workshops to learn to recognize problems before they arise, so that you enjoy diving more.
Academy of Scuba offers post-course rescue practice sessions, so you can keep your skills sharp and handle diver emergencies better, if they occur.
The PADI Rescue Diver course runs over 1 evening and 2 days.
Private courses are available. Please contact Academy of Scuba for details and pricing.
Be 12 years or older
Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
Have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.
ABOUT THE COURSE
You will learn 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.
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
Emergency management and equipment
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses)
Complete a diving medical questionnaire, and obtain a recreational diving medical if necessary (For a list of diving doctors please go to www.spums.org.au)
Theory – 1 evening of theory review
Confined Water Session – 1 day practicing Rescue skills in a pool
Open Water Scenario Session – 1 day in the ocean putting skills learnt in the pool into practice
The Rescue Diver certification is also a pre-requisite for becoming a Master Scuba Diver – the highest non-professional PADI rating – or a PADI Divemaster – the first professional scuba certification.