I dived with Into the blue last week, and despite having an early meeting time was greeted by the staff with instant smiles and friendliness. Within 15 minutes the blond lady at reception had our whole groups paperwork sorted, gear packed, and introductions given.
There was a groupf of about 7 of us, and we all got to know eachother and the rest of the staff very well throughout the day. Everyone of the staff was friendly and happy to lend a helping hand, and they were very thorough and professional throughout the day.
The dive conditions didn't end up being so good, but the skipper GP was wise enough to call off the second dive for safety and we were sorted out back at the shop with rescheduling and refunds.
Very well done, and I would highly recommend for any divers visiting Cape town. I will be back to dive with Into the blue again!!!
PADI RESCUE DIVER SCUBA DIVE COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION
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.
Quick overview of the PADI Rescue Diver Scuba Course in Cape Town
- Duration: 2 Days
- 1 Day theory and pool session
- 1 Day doing theory and ocean session
- Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.
PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE OUTLINE
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:
- A DVD that is to be watched. We normally watch this in our classroom, but if you are pressed for time, arrange with us and we will lend you the DVD to watch at home before the course starts.
- A theory handbook which has homework that needs to be done in.
- An exam is written about the handbook.
- The theory can be done via e-learning. To sign up for e-learning, please click here.
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.
PADI RESCUE DIVER – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why would I want to do a Rescue Course?
As a Recue diver, you will be better equipped to recognise stress symptoms in a fellow diver or buddy, which can help you to prevent problems. It is also gives one some peace of mind to know that ones buddy is a Rescue diver, as this means that your buddy will be able to look after you better if something does happen to you.
- What should I bring with for my course?
You should bring the following with when you come for your diving course:
• A towel
• A swimsuit
• Sun screen
• A snack to eat
• Your PADI theory materials
- Which pool would we use for the training?
We would use our on-site pool here in Sea Point.
- What course is next?
Master Scuba Diver! This is the highest non-professional rating in diving. To find out more about this course, click here.