The course contains a lot of important material but is also very enjoyable, and only takes a total of 2-3 days to complete.
During you classes and water sessions, you will go over 10 different rescue exercises and 2 rescue scenarios.
- Self-rescue and stress management
- First aid
- How to give oxygen to a diver
- Emergency management
- How to deal with a panicked diver
- Underwater problems
- How to respond to a missing diver
- Surfacing a unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing
- Dive accident scenarios
The rescue diver course is also available through PADI e-learning, allowing you to do the theory at your own pace.
To obtain the rescue diver certification, you are required to have an EFR or equivalent certification, such as the Red Cross. However, you can also do your EFR while doing your rescue diver course with us.
The Emergency First Response is a non-diving certification where you will learn how to react to dangerous circumstances. You will go through knowledge development, skill development, and put Prima Care (CPR) into practice in different scenarios. During these scenarios you will have to evaluate the emergency and be ready to assess the victim, apply artificial respiration and master the use and administration of oxygen.
Secondary care (First Aid) focuses on first aid and how to asses if a person is injured or ill. You will also learn how to apply bandages correctly and do splints in the case of a fracture or dislocation. Additional skills you will learn include the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and how to help choking adults.
This certification or equivalent from another training agency like the Red Cross is required to obtain your PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Duration: 1 full day
Minimum age: None
Minimum Prerequisites: No prerequisites. No need to be a diver, but have the will to assist divers in a medical emergency.