“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The skills you will learn on this course will be:
• Recognizing and managing stress in divers.
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual (Provided)
• Dive Insurance (Aqua Med)
• Medical Statement
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.