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Rescue Diver :: Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

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What do I need to start?

  • 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( EFR Recommended)

What will I do?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Dive first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In water artificial respiration
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?

Depending on the student, the course will take two evenings for lectures and one confined water session in our heated pool at Reef Divers and one day at Miracle Waters for the 4 rescue scenarios.

What will I need?

  • PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
  • First Aid and CPR training – EFR - (within the previous 24 months)

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses as well as for the Master Scuba Diver- the Black Belt of diving and the highest non- professional rating in scuba diving!
The PADI Divemaster course are for those with leadership aspirations- this course will focus more on dive theory and developing your leadership skills so that you can become a true PADI professional!
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