Serious fun - PADI Rescue Diver Course
This is the moment when you know that diving can give you much more.
Diving is a lot about us, but even more about others. Every step you take in your diving, is there, to teach you something.
PADI Open Water Diver Course - it is your open door to a new world, where you learn a lot about yourself.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course - it is your way to explore the underwater world, discover new places, new equipment and new tools, which make your adventures around the world unforgettable.
PADI Rescue Diver Course - is an adventure with a different aftertaste. It is you learning about human beings under the water, how to observe behaviour and circumstances, how to prevent problems, how to take decisions, how to train your judgement, how to solve problems, how to make diving fun with safety considered. This course is useful for everyone: for those who would like to continue diving as a career and for those who want to widen their horizons.
What is the PADI Rescue Diver Course?
PADI Rescue Diver Course is about you challenging yourself and taking more responsibility for yourself and others. It is about you being able to build up connections between your and others’ actions and consequences. It is about you becoming a great buddy, you will become more confident in your skills as a diver knowing that you can help others if needed. Here you become someone who can grow from now on as a diver, self develop and become a great support for others.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is made up of three parts:
•knowledge development, including theory exam;
•rescue skills practice, where you learn what to look for and how to respond;
•rescue scenarios, where you put into practice your knowledge and skills.
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques.
Depending on the needs or interests, training can be planned with breaks to gain more experience, or can be continued all the way to Divemaster, if you have enough time and your level of experience will allow that.
There are no minimum amount of dives necessary to start the course, however your experience and comfort levels are important.
If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites or not, please contact me. Together we will look closely at your particular case and take necessary steps to achieving your goals.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is normally a 4 day program, exact duration depends on the amount of students and their experience.
If you look a little bit deeper in the prerequisites of the course, you will notice that your level and experience at the start of the PADI Rescue Diver course can vary. This means that we will need to see together how much experience you have, how long since your last dive, do you have your own equipment or not, how comfortable you are in the water, how is your air consumption, if you have any issues with removing your mask under the water. Many little things which will be very significant for your success in PADI Rescue Diver course.
It is important to come with a clear mind and ready to work on your weak points, as it is the only way to learn. I would always encourage you to come for at least one day of diving before the course, to get used to the water, equipment and instructor - all of these are very important in achieving your goals, and directly affecting your level of comfort and progress during the course.
Keep in mind that if you would like to have your course during the dates which are not scheduled yet, would like to have longer preparation and practice time, spread the course over a longer period of time or maybe you would like to do the PADI Rescue Diver course and move straight on to preparation for the PADI Divemaster course - all of that is possible. Just contact me and we can discuss and find out what suits you best.
Together we need to ensure that you, as a student for the PADI Rescue Diver course, have a personal, current set of the following materials for study, for use during the course and for reference afterward; unless the materials are not available in a language that you understand:
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• Diving Accident Management Work Slate
Student divers must view the PADI Rescue Diver Video
This is just a part of the materials which are required for the course, more detailed information and options will be provided on request.
Most probably you already have your complete set of diving equipment, it is also possible to rent it.
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and 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. As your PADI Instructor I will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, which will be useful for this course and throughout your diving career.
Let me know in advance if you need any assistance with your diving equipment, so we can arrange things smoothly for your upcoming diving course.
Keep in mind to have a few dives with your or rented equipment before the course starts.
What will you learn during the PADI Rescue Diver Course?
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:
The PADI Rescue Diver course is built up from simple to complex, thats how you will feel your progress and mastery of learning.
Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence and increasing the rescuer’s willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos to enhance learning and allow you to start learning right away.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings.
The EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.
During your EFR training you will cover two courses to meet the requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
What about Eco-Friendly learning, for example the PADI E-Manual?
No paper, no shipping and an eco-friendly modern way of learning.
Enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course – PADI’s eLearning Rescue Lite option – You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.
The PADI Rescue Diver Lite option online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace.
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Korean, Danish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, Czech, Greek (you choose the language during the registration process).
Components:Rescue Diver Manual including knowledge reviews (PDF and online eBook), Accident Management Workslate and Flowchart (PDF), eTraining Dive Log and certification card processing fee.
You can also start learning with the PADI Rescue Diver TouchTM. Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you advance your diving knowledge with the PADI Rescue Diver TouchTM. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s portable. The Touch integrates the PADI Rescue Diver Manual with the PADI Rescue Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. After you download the PADI Rescue Diver Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can learn anytime, anywhere. This option is available in English only.
You can go through the learning material at your own pace however is comfortable for you. We will check your progress together and make sure you understand the important scuba diving knowledge.
A classical version of the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and PADI Rescue Diver Video is also available. This would be your option if online materials do not exist in your language.
Just contact me and we can discuss what is the best option for you, schedule your knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.
As you are eco-friendly and an environmentally aware diver, when all requirements of the course are met, I would offer to you to process your certification directly through the PADI online processing centre (instead of the envelope version by mail). In that case you will receive a temporary certification card by email straight away.
The next step for you would be to decide, if you would like to get
There can be other options as well, which we can discuss and find out together what is the best for you.
Contact me to discuss your requirements and available options for completing your dive course.
There is always a way to explore and learn more raising your skills and comfort levels, making diving even more fun and at the same time taking a new challenge in a new profession and becoming a PADI dive professional.
Visit the page with the PADI Divemaster course to see more details.