“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”–Benjamin Franklin
“Challenging!” and “rewarding!” and “fun!” is what best describes the Rescue Scuba Diver course. Building on what you’ve already learned this course is about how to prevent problems and how to manage a situation when an emergency arises.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges presented during the training as well as learning how to constructively and intelligently deal with waterborne emergencies. Most divers find this course both demanding yet fun and rewarding. In the end students often say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
What Qualifications Do I Need to Start?
• Be 15 years old and be a certified Open Water Scuba Diver
• Have current First aid and CPR training within the previous two years
• If you are under the age of 15, you can earn a Junior Rescue Diver certification
*A Jr. Rescue Diver between the ages of 12 and 14 years must have (if taking the PADI Rescue Diver Course only) an Adventure Diver certification in which of his/her adventures dive was a navigational one. We may have special pricing for Jr. Rescue Diver due to the limited size of classes. Please call for pricing.
What you will learn?
• Self rescue
• Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers
• Responding to distressed and panic divers from shore
How long will it take?
• The course is completed over two consecutive days or three days over two weekends
• 1st Saturday: Classroom (Knowledge Development, Final Exam, CPR/1st Aid Review)
• 1st Sunday: Pool (Self Rescue Exercises and Confined Water Exercises)
• 2nd Saturday: Confined Open Water(Rescue Evaluations)
• 2nd Sunday: Open Water (Rescue Evaluations)
• If you need First Aid and CPR we offer a class the Thursday night before the Rescue Course
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Your Next Adventure
After completing CPR and first aid (if you have not yet taken a class) and the Scuba Diver Rescue Course you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together these three courses ameliorate your ability to handle scuba diving emergencies. If you want to enhance your rescues skills even further, the Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver Course is the way to go. All these will help to prepare you for the Master Scuba Diver Course.