The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively manage diving accident situations, deliver first aid, perform diver assists and rescues. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.
You will do:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
- Be 15 years or older
- Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses)
Why Should You Take the 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 serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
Student responsible for:
- Standard Open Water Diver Equipment
- Mask, Fins, and Snorkel
- Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
- Wetsuit (if needed)
- Regulator with primary and Alternate
- Depth Gauge, Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG), & Compass
- Dive Computer (highly recommended).