PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver

Cost: R4 000.00 per person all inclusive

The program prepares you to help prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies, minor and major, with a variety of different techniques.  What you will learn in the Rescue Diver Course will improve your skill and confidence as a diver and prepare you to move on to the higher levels of training in the PADI System of Education.

Course Structure

The PADI Rescue Diver program is divided into knowledge development training, Rescue training sessions and rescue scenarios. The Knowledge development training is divided into 5 chapters which are covered by independently studying the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, and PADI Rescue Diver DVD. You develop the principles and information you need for preventing and handling dive emergencies, with topics covering the psychology of rescue, being prepared for an emergency, accident management and responding to diver emergencies. Your instructor will go over the knowledge reviews with you, discussing what’s been covered and helping to explain anything that’s been missed. A comprehensive final exam will test what you have learnt. You will also formulate an emergency action plan based on the facilities of your local environment.

After completing the knowledge development and rescue training session, you‘ll be ready for the Rescue Scenarios. These will cover an unresponsive diver underwater and at the surface. The scenarios take place over two open water dives, at sites typical of the local dive environment. The situations will be as realistic as possible, meaning your reactions will also be realistic.

The Rescue Training Sessions

  • Increase awareness of diver safety.
  • Develop divers’ abilities to anticipate and prevent problems as well as to manage them.
  • Teach effective rescue techniques and first aid skills specific to diving.
  • Prepare divers to manage diver emergency situations.
  • Expand diver knowledge in preparation for PADI leadership-level training.

Why PADI Rescue Diver?

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Course Prerequisites

To qualify for acceptance into the PADI Rescue Diver Program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be 12 years of age or older. Students under the age of 15 years may obtain a PADI Junior Advanced Open water certification (restricted to 21m). Anyone under 18 years will require a parent/guardian to complete and sign paperwork.
  2. Be certified as a PADI (junior) Open Water Diver or have equivalent rating. “Equivalent” is defined as proof of an entry – level scuba certification with a minimum of two scuba training dives, and logged 20 dives if possible.
  3. Be certified as a PADI (Junior) Adventure diver with underwater navigation adventure dive, or have an equivalent rating. “Equivalent” is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level (at least two certifications total)
  4. The students must have proof of current CPR training within 24 months. Can be done alongside the Rescue course.
  5. Complete the PADI Medical Statement and if you answer “yes” to any of the questions acquire a clearance for diving signed by a physician attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the form cannot be the individual.

Course Prerequisites

Included in Course

  • Study Materials
  • All required equipment for duration of course
  • Rescue Scenarios in the Pool
  • Rescue Scenarios in the Sea
  • PADI online registration fees

Itinerary of Course

  • Flexible time schedules for full-time or part-time candidates.
  • Day one: Knowledge review and Rescue Scenarios in the pool
  • Day two: Knowledge review and Rescue scenarios in the sea

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