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Feeling ugly and useless? This course makes you smart and sexy.
You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete or super intelligent; this course is for everyone.
What you need to begin: Current CPR/First Aid Certification (within 2 years); 12 years of age or older; PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent from Native Sons or another training organization.
When diving, have you ever asked yourself “What if…?” Are you confident that you would know how to react in the event of an emergency? The PADI Rescue Course is a key step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. By nature, the course is demanding, but it is an enjoyable challenge that builds diver confidence. You need to be a Rescue Diver before entering PADI leadership-level training, (see: Divemaster Course). We think that the Rescue Diver course is the most fun, most useful and most rewarding PADI course available. What if your instructor gets stuck in a hole (missing diver)? What if your instructor surfaces with a mask full of ketchup (lung overexpansion injury)? What if your instructor gets attacked by a toy crab (panicked diver)? We will show you these scenarios and more – but beware – we can be very creative!
The course is divided into three parts: Knowledge Development, Rescue Training Sessions, and Open Water Rescue Scenarios.
The Knowledge Development section of this course establishes the foundation for preventing and handling dive emergencies. Through the use of the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and Rescue Diver Video, you will learn valuable information about rescue techniques.
During the Rescue Training Sessions, you will practice the rescue skills that will be used during the 4 open water boat dives. There is no single ‘right’ way to perform a rescue, so you will work to discover which techniques work best for them in different situations. A major focus of these sessions is self-rescue – making you a more confident, more competent, safer diver.
The Open Water Rescue Scenarios will give you the opportunity to apply your rescue skills to realistic, problem-based scenarios. This is really where the fun begins! You will be presented with unpredictable dive accident situations that will require you to integrate knowledge and skills in a creative manner.
If you are already first aid trained and have a proof that you have done a course in the last 2 years you do not need to do EFR. You have to have this training to be certified as a Rescue Diver and you can complete the course with us in just half a day. It is a basic first aid course including CPR and could be very useful on land or in the water.