PADI - Rescue Diver
“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 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.
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:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
Prerequisites & Requirements :
12 years or older
Adventure Diver/Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) with completed Underwater Navigation Dive; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months
SDI - Rescue Diver
The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.
Who this course is for:
Any certified open water scuba diver who wishes to expand their diver knowledge and skill set
Any certified advanced adventure diver or advanced diver who would like to advance in dive training
Anyone interested in becoming a dive leader
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen (O2) provider (where local law permits) certification
Provide proof of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver certification, or equivalent, or open water diver certification and 40 logged open water dives
SDI Rescue Diver minimum requirements:
Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive emergency planning and execution
Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
Satisfactorily complete the SDI Rescue Diver written examination located in the SDI Rescue Manual with a passing score of 80%, followed by 100% remediation by the Instructor
IANTD Rescue Diver
This Program is designed to develop proficiency in self- and buddy-rescue.
Must be a qualified Advanced Open Water Diver or must provide proof of a minimum of 10 logged dives.
Must be qualified in Diving First Aid, Oxygen Administrator and CPR.
AED certification is recommended.
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
What this program must include?
Confined Water Sessions;
Open Water Sessions.