PADI Rescue Diver

Combine safe diving practices with first aid skills to practice how to deal with real life diver emergency situations

Who should try this?

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

 

 

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

 

What's involved?

 

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:

 

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

 

 

 

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You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course. Ask us how.

How do you sign up?

  • Download the Medical Statement and Questionnaire here
  • Fill out and return the Medical Questionnaire by email. If you believe you would answer 'YES' to any questions, please seek a medical professionals advice prior to diving
  • Contact us at info@islanddivecentre.com to schedule your dive date.

Looking ahead...

Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

 

The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.

When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

 

Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating, make it your challenge, contact us to find out how you can join the elite!