Confidence, awareness, readiness!
Whilst Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging they also say it is the most rewarding. That is because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, become more confident in your skills as a diver and capable of helping others if needed.
The 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. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
What you will learn
The course covers dive accident scenarios, self-rescue skills and accident prevention & management. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Recognising and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers and rescue breathing
- Conduct search patterns for missing divers using compass navigation
- Provide effective first aid
What you will need
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. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need any may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be a PADI Adventure Diver who is at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive however it is preferable that you have completed the Advanced Open Water Course. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months are also required. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.
To book your experience simply call 0417 714 726 or come in and see us at our Dive Shop.