Challenging and rewarding 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 well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken. In essence, being a RESCUE DIVER makes you a "Better Buddy"! As a parent diving with your kids this is a MUST HAVE SPECIALTY! You'll cover:
There are three scheduled classroom/pool sessions. During these sessions your instructor will review and collect each of the five knowledge reviews you completed at home, provide you with some hints and suggestions to optimize your water experience and discuss what equipment you will need for the course.
Your confined water training sessions include 10 rescue training exercises and several practice rescue scenarios. The exercises will allow you to apply and practice a variety of technique, while developing your skill and self-confidence.
OPEN WATER SCENARIOS:
This is where you will have the opportunity to further your skill development and learning by practicing four realistic emergency scenarios in an open water environment.
Part of being a prepared Rescue Diver is having the proper safety equipment. Beyond the standard scuba equipment, you will need to own the following safety items:
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE & REFRESHER COURSE
Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too. Whether at home, at work or just at the park playing with the dog, would you know what to do if someone nearby needed emergency medical aid? Every day trained laypeople are providing a helping hand which may prevent death, suffering and long term disability. Our EFR course will teach you the steps and techniques for handling emergencies through the ABCD's to a patient's lifeline.
Independent study with your Emergency First Response Manual and DVD will prepare you for the skills portion of the course. Your instructor will demonstrate various skills, allow you to practice the skills and introduce you to a number of thought-provoking scenarios. You will also be introduced to Automated External Defibrillators and Emergency Oxygen care (they are simply orientations to AED and Oxygen care. We do provide separate certification courses for each).
STEPS FOR GETTING YOURSELF READY
Emergency First Response courses encompass: