"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
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:
We practice these skills extensively so that if you are to ever find yourself in a situation where you need to use them, they will come naturally.
At the end of this course you will not only find yourself a far more confident diver, able to not only look out for yourself, but look out for other divers as well.
N.B. The Rescue Diver certification is also a pre-requisite for becoming a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional PADI rating.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA.
After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of our ACADEMY OF SCUBA Team members.
To start this course, you will need to complete a divers medical questionnaire. If you have any 'yes' answers, you'll need to book a recreational diving medical with a diving doctor. These can be found here.
AOS unfortunately does not offer transportation services at this time. We therefore highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course. AOS will not be held responsible for any student who is unable to attend any part of their course to due transportation issues.