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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course

"Challenging" and "rewarding" are the words best described for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Building upon what you've already learned, the PADI Rescue Diver course expands on what you already know and provides you with the knowledge and skills to prevent problems happening to yourself or your buddy, and how to manage them if they occur.

Plus, the course is fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course:

  • You must be at least be 15 years old (or 12 years old for Junior Rescue Diver.
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses if you have not done them).

Skills you will learn:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Search patterns
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Problem-solving to think on your feet.

Course Structure:

This course is knowledge based which takes place in the classroom followed by 2 days of Open Water training scenarios. 

Scuba Gear

You'll use all the basic scuba gear throughout the course. In this course we will also introduce you to using a few items of new equipment including a compass, pocket mask and throw ropes.

As you will be getting very familiar with your equipment we recommended that you have your own dive gear for this course, such as BCD and Regulators. This is due to the fact that you want to be comfortable and familiar with your own equipment for both taking part in the course and afterwards.  Anything you don't have, or might need, we have here at Galaxsea and can supply you for your course or to be purchased. 

Learning Materials:

On booking, you will receive the PADI Rescue Diver crew pack, which includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask.

You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers who have completed this course say they find it both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!