Why take a PADI Rescue Diver course?
You will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. One day you may need to save the life of your buddy or your own. Be ready for it! You may find this to be one of the most challenging PADI courses, but I will also bet that you will find it to be one of the most rewarding.
What will I learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
We’ll be completing the requirements for this certification over the course of 5 dives. Course material and pocket mask is not included in the price of the course (price: $67.50).
How much does it cost?
Pricing starts at only $355 and the course can be completed Wednesday PM – Sunday PM. Check my course schedule to find out when the next course starts. Please contact me if you need to book a specific time that is not on the schedule as I can usually accommodate people’s schedules.
What do I need to start?
Besides your basic scuba equipment, you will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. I will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.