PADI Rescue Diver Course
Who should take this course?
Divers that completed this course with us describe it 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. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
PADI Adventure / Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 15 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course with Scuba Frisco. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor will also be available to complete the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course with you at the same time.
What will you learn?
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:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.
What should you do next?
Stop by the shop, sign up for the next scheduled course and pick up your Rescue Diver Crew-Pak and start reading the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Your instructor will contact you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.
What scuba gear will you use?
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 instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
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Course tuition starting at $349 ... visit the store for details.