PADI Rescue Course & EFR

RESCUE DIVER COURSE
Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your diving knowledge and experience level and will teach you to consider the safety and well being of other divers, as well as making you more confident in taking care of yourself.
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and to manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they've ever taken.
The minimum age to begin the Rescue Diver Course is 12 years old. You must be least (Junior) Adventure Diver with the Navigation Adventure Dive. You must have taken a recognised CPR and First Aid Course (See EFR Course details below) in the past 24 months.
    
The course takes 3 days to complete, plus some self-study. There are 10 Rescue Exercises and 2 Rescue Scenarios for you to master for certification.
    
As you would expect from such a serious course, the Rescue Diver Course can be physically demanding and very tiring, but it thoroughly prepares you should you ever find yourself in a rescue situation.
The Rescue Courses covers:
    Self-rescue and diver stress
    Emergency management and equipment
    Panicked diver response
    In-water rescue breathing protocols
    Egress (exits) with an injured or unconscious diver
    Dive accident scenarios
Day 1 starts when you meet at the classroom to review your Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor. We will make sure you have a full understanding of the important safety concepts covered on the course before moving on to the practical skills.
You will then watch the PADI Rescue Diver Course DVD, which introduces you to the Rescue Exercises you will need to learn for the course.
On day 2 the fun really begins when we take you on the boat to a nice easy dive site where we put into practise what you learned in the classroom and watched on the DVD. We are the only dive school on the island that goes on the boat for 2 days during the Rescue Course, but we feel that to learn the skills properly you are better learning them in the environment you are most likely to use them - on a dive boat and in the sea - not in a swimming pool or off the beach next to your resort!! We will cover all 10 rescue exercises so you will be Rescue Diver Course completely prepared for what comes tomorrow.
The final day of the course is also spent on the boat, where you will put into practise all of the skills you have learned on the course so far during 2 Rescue Scenarios.
We will test you throughout the day by making sure that many things happen that shouldn't - missing divers, divers with unexplained medical symptoms that need your help and anything we can think of to help you use your newly learned skills and to help you become a better Rescue Diver.                                    
Once you have finished the Rescue Diver Course you are ready to aim for the highest possible rating as a non-Professional PADI diver, Master Scuba Diver.  To become a Master Scuba Diver shows a passion and commitment to be the best diver you can possibly be, to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced. 
Alternatively, you may decide that now is a good time to change your life and turn your love of diving into a new career. To help make your decision find out everything you need to know about becoming a PADI Pro and living the fantastic lifestyle that comes with it.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
The Emergency First Response Course is a pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver Course, unless you have completed a recognised CPR / First Aid Course in the past 24 months.
Emergency First Response covers CPR and first aid training and gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies - not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.
The EFR Course teaches you the skills you need to learn in a relaxed and fun way, which should help reduce your stress and anxiety levels and make the skills easier for you to remember should you ever need to put them to use.
The Emergency First Response courses cover:
    CPR for adults, children and infants
    First aid for adults, children and infants
    Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.
The Emergency First Response course is available to divers or non-divers, however it is mandatory for PADI Rescue Divers. 

If you are thinking about becoming a PADI Rescue Diver and it's been a while since you completed the Open Water Course, the PADI Reactivate Program gives you the opportunity to refresh your Open Water Course skills and knowledge back to the level they should be before taking the next step.

Training to become a Rescue diver you will be expected to know the basic open water skills such as how to set up your equipment, how to conduct a proper pre-dive safety check, etc. If you can't remember the steps Reactivate could be what you need.

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PADI LOGOChallenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your diving knowledge and experience level and will teach you to consider the safety and well being of other divers, as well as making you more confident in taking care of yourself. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and to manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they've ever taken.

  • The minimum age to begin the Rescue Diver Course is 12 years old. 
  • You must be least (Junior) Adventure Diver with the Navigation Adventure Dive. 
  • You must have taken a recognised CPR and First Aid Course (See EFR Course details below) in the past 24 months. 
  • The course takes 3 days to complete, plus some self-study. There are 10 Rescue Exercises and 2 Rescue Scenarios for you to master for certification
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits) with an injured or unconscious diver
  • Dive accident scenarios

 The Rescue Course covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits) with an injured or unconscious diver
  • Dive accident scenarios


Performing CPR on a drowning victim

As you would expect from such a serious course, the Rescue Diver Course can be physically demanding and very tiring, but it thoroughly prepares you should you ever find yourself in a rescue situation.

Day 1 starts when you meet at the classroom to review your Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor. We will make sure you have a full understanding of the important safety concepts covered on the course before moving on to the practical skills. You will then watch the PADI Rescue Diver Course DVD, which introduces you to the Rescue Exercises you will need to learn for the course.

On day 2 the fun really begins when we take you on the boat to a nice easy dive site where we put into practise what you learned in the classroom and watched on the DVD. We are the only dive school on PADI Rescue Course - Bringing an unresponsive Diver to the surfacethe island that goes on the boat for 2 days during the Rescue Course, but we feel that to learn the skills properly you are better learning them in the environment you are most likely to use them - on a dive boat and in the sea - not in a swimming pool or off the beach next to your resort!! We will cover all 10 rescue exercises so you will be completely prepared for what comes tomorrow.

The final day of the course is also spent on the boat, where you will put PADI Rescue Course - Towing an unresponsive diverinto practise all of the skills you have learned on the course so far during 2 Rescue Scenarios.
We will test you throughout the day by making sure that many things happen that shouldn't - missing divers, divers with unexplained medical symptoms that need your help and anything we can think of to help you use your newly learned skills and to help you become a better Rescue Diver.

Once you have finished the Rescue Diver Course you may decide that now is a good time to change your life and turn your love of diving into a new career. To help make your decision find out everything you need to know about becoming a PADI Pro and living the fantastic lifestyle that comes with it.

PADI eLearning

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

The Emergency First Response Course is a pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver Course, unless you have completed a recognised CPR / First Aid Course in the past 24 months.

EFR Course- Chest Compressions

Emergency First Response covers CPR and first aid training and gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies - not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

The EFR Course teaches you the skills you need to learn in a relaxed EFR Rescue Diver Course Courseand fun way, which should help reduce your stress and anxiety levels and make the skills easier for you to remember should you ever need to put
them to use.

The Emergency First Response course is available to divers or non-divers, however it is mandatory for PADI Rescue Divers.

The Emergency First Response courses cover:

EFR CPR First Aid Course1) CPR for adults, children and infants

2) First aid for adults, children and infants

3) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training.

 

  

 

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