To take part in this course, you need:
Often cited by divers as the scuba course that they have enjoyed the most, the PADI Rescue Diver Course is a pivotal step in any divers’ education. This is where you learn to look beyond yourself and focus on problem prevention and problem management in diving scenarios. This course is also a step into becoming a more independent diver.
For many scuba divers having a buddy with them that has done the rescue diver course is very important. Although scuba diving is statistically a safe activity, it is always encouraging to know that in the event of an emergency, there is someone in your dive party that has the necessary rescue skills.
This course is demanding and its context is serious, but you can be sure to be in for a lot of fun.
It takes place over a period of 2 days, which can be split up or be done consecutively. We meet at Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre at 9:15 in the morning and here we do registration and theory. Classes should finish by around 16:00 on each day.
The theory consists out of the following:
The practical has 2 distinct phases:
Phase 1: In this phase we teach you the different rescue techniques and skills in the swimming pool.
Phase 2: In this phase you get to apply and practise these skills to perfection in the ocean.
Day 1: Theory and pool sessions.
We start off by watching the PADI Rescue Diver DVD. This DVD explains the techniques that are used in various rescue scenarios in depth. After we have finished with the DVD, we head to our on-site pool, where a PADI Instructor teaches you all the different rescue techniques. The rest of the day is spent practising and refining your skills.
Day 2: Theory and ocean sessions.
We start off in the morning by doing a review of your theory. From here we head to the ocean, where a PADI Instructor will teach you how to apply and use your rescue skills in the open water.