Why PADI Rescue Diver?
Rewarding and fun - that best describes the
PADI Rescue Diver course
. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level:
learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
What do I need to start?
As of 2005, you can enroll in the
Rescue Diver Course
as a certified
Open Water Diver
(or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the
Rescue Diver knowledge
sessions, in confined water only, while working on your
Advanced Open Water Diver
To participate in the
, and to participate in the
open water rescue scenarios
, you must be certified as a
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for
PADI Junior Rescue Diver
Successful completion of a sanctioned
CPR and First Aid program
within the past 24 months.
The Emergency First Response Primary Care
(CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. You'll cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
PADI EFR AED - and emergency oxygen delivery systems
PADI EFR dive first aid
- swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
emergency management and equipment
- panicked diver response
- underwater problems
- missing diver procedures
- surfacing the unconscious diver
- in-water rescue breathing protocols
- egress (exits)
with injured divers
- first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- 4 dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 25
Classroom, Pool and Open Ocean sessions over two days but 3 highly recommended.
What will I need?
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver
certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the
PADI Divemaster certification.
PADI RESCUE DIVER BALI
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