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The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
What will I do
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
Dive first aid
Emergency management and equipment
Swimming and non-swimming assists
Panicked diver response
Missing diver procedures
Surfacing the unconscious diver
Inwater artificial respiration
First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
Dive accident scenarios
What will I need
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Where can I go from here
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.
How long will it take
The course will take approximately 25 hours, with a minimum Open Water Training of 5 sessions over 2 days.
Must be at least 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months, such as Emergency 1st response course.