The PADI Rescue Course
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver rating is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor).
Rescue Diver training readies student divers to help prevent problems, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. The course is designed to be demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, you will find the course enjoyable and will greatly build confidence.
1. Expand diver knowledge in preparation for PADI leadership training.
2. Teach effective diver rescue and first aid skills.
3. Prepare divers to manage realistic rescue situations.
4. Increase awareness of dive safety.
5. Encourage divers to anticipate and prevent problems.
Must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
You need to have read and completed the Rescue Diver Manual (5 Knowledge Reviews in Total).
You need to have completed one dive in the last 12 months.
CPR + First Aid Requirement
To be certified as a Rescue Diver the student must have completed a sanctioned and current course in CPR/First Aid . This is an additional cost.
Fist Aid Courses are available locally from ACE North Coast and from St John First Aid. A one day course is the minimum required. It is not required to have the full 2 days Senior First Aid. Sundive may run a PADI First Aid course depending on numbers and instructor availability. Please enquire about this when booking.
The course consists of Knowledge Development, Confined Water and Open Water Sessions.
The course will run over 4 days and you will do 1-2 boat dives and shore dives as required.
You will also be required to complete the Rescue Diver Exam
- Cost $560
- Includes training manual, gear hire and certification
- PADI First Aid (if available) is an additional $130.00