The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches divers how to deal with problems that can occur during a dive. Divers doing the Rescue course will continue to develop their knowledge in diving and become more autonomous. Divers learn to recognize a problem or emergency and learn how react accordingly.

Minimum Age: 12 years old (Divers from 12 to 14 years old are certified as JUNIOR Rescue Diver, that limits them to a depth of 21 meters)

Requirements: 

  • Be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or an equivalent level in another organization of scuba diving
  • Be certified as EFR Primary & Secondary Care, or equivalent CPR training from another organization, less than 24 months old (This training can be achieved during the Rescue Diver course)

Development of the course:

  • Pool sessions
  • 10 exercises and scenarios in natural a environment: self-rescue, recognise and assist a diver in distress, management of the emergency equipment, rescue an unconscious or panicking diver
  • 5 Theory chapters with book and DVD
  • 1 final exam 

Duration of the course: 4 days 

Price: see on the prices page

Price includes:

  • A theory kit with Book, DVD, and a pocket mask
  • Insurance during the course
  • 6 training dives
  • Theory in class
  • PADI certification
  • Instructor

Important: Students must have a medical certificate, signed by a doctor-specialised in hyperbaric medicine, stating that they are fit for scuba diving.

Document: Medical statement

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