“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.”
What You Learn
Self rescue Recognizing and managing stress in other divers Emergency management and equipment Rescuing panicked divers Rescuing unresponsive divers
Required Student Materials
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
Diving Accident Management Work Slate
PADI Rescue Diver Video
At least 15 years of age Advanced Open Water Diver Course Logistics Classroom Sessions: 1 Required Dives: **
Materials and Books: $55
Other Costs: Rental gear and air fills if required
Required Forms (Please download and fill out all information and bring to class)
Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf)
The program consists of a classroom presentation followed by a written exam. You must score a 75% on the exam to continue to the in-water training portion of the class.
The in-water portion of the class is conducted over 2 days. The first day you will be presented with 10 mini scenarios. These include tired diver, panicked diver at the surface, locate a missing diver, ascent with a non-responsive diver, among others. Some of these scenarios will be done multiple times to show you different possible reactions of divers in these situations. The second day we do two large scenarios that tie all of the mini scenarios together. Instead of handling one problem, you will conduct an entire rescue using all of the skills learned on the first day in the water.