Do you know how to handle or prevent a diving emergency? Would you know what to do if you come across another diver panicking on the surface? Or unconscious on the sea floor? The PADI Rescue Diver program equips you with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to deal with any of these scenarios…and more.
Our Rescue Diver program is very challenging and highly rewarding. As a Rescue Diver, you will have an increased awareness of other divers enabling you to prevent most diving problems that can occur. This helps you to manage a dive accident scene as well. All of this sounds serious but there is no need to worry, it is a lot of fun too. Many divers say that this is the best course that they have taken and has given them a renewed confidence in and out of the water.
Over the next 2 to 3 days, you will become familiar with different techniques of rescue, starting with the basics and advancing through to full rescue scenarios. Some of these will be taught to you and your buddies in the classroom, at the beach, on the boat and of course, in the water. Some scenarios that you will learn to handle include:
You will get to complete at least 4 rescue scenarios in the open water, which will help you to practise all your newly mastered skills. There is plenty of time to refine each of these important skills but do watch out…..your instructor might just throw in a few extra surprises!!