Increase your confidence
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
The course covers dive accident scenarios, self-rescue skills and accident prevention & management. There’s no denying the Rescue Diver course is challenging – but it is also a lot of fun! You will develop the knowledge and skills to:
- Manage dive accident situations, including surfacing an unconscious diver and rescue breathing
- Handle panicked or unresponsive divers
- Use emergency equipment such as surface marker buoys
- Conduct search patterns for missing divers using compass navigation
- Provide effective first aid
The course will also improve your comfort levels and confidence to take your diving to the next level.
- Theory: Complete your e-Learning (online theory) at home or on the move before Day 1.
- Day 1: 8am to 5pm (estimated). Course Introduction, Equipment fitting and scenario dives (day 1).
- Day 2: 8am to 5pm (estimated). Knowledge Development, Scenario dives (day 2)
All equipment is included in the course cost with the exception of mask, snorkel, boots, fins and SMB (safety sausage) and spool. These items are considered to be personal items. For comfort, hygiene and safety reasons many students either already have these, or prefer to buy their own. Our professional staff can help you to find equipment that fits properly and suits your requirements. Alternatively, these items can all be rented for $50 ($25 for mask, snorkel, boots and fins, $25 for SMB and spool) for the duration of the course. We also recommend that students have their own compass and knife for the Rescue Diver Course.
To book your course online simply select your start date and follow the prompts. You can also book by phone with credit card details or drop into the Dive Centre to book in-store. Payment is made at time of booking to secure your place and receive your PADI e-Learning access code - that way you can get started straight away!
To enrol you must hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Certification (or equivalent SSI, CMAS, RAID, other certification) and have a valid First Aid/Emergency Response Certificate. If you’re not current in First Aid, simply book your Emergency First Response (EFR) course with us.