PADI Rescue Diver

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“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

CPR Training On The Beach: Rene Niederegger practicing CPR during his PADI Rescue Diver course.CPR Training On The Beach: Rene Niederegger practicing CPR during his PADI Rescue Diver course.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
PADI Rescue Diver Course: Rene Niederegger gives in-water resuscitation to his brother Mathias during his PADI Rescue Diver course, under the watchful eye of instructor, Woody Kennedy.PADI Rescue Diver Course: Rene Niederegger gives in-water resuscitation to his brother Mathias during his PADI Rescue Diver course, under the watchful eye of instructor, Woody Kennedy.