The PADI Rescue Diver course philosophy focuses on the concept that there is rarely only one way to accomplish a task. There is no single “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather there are many variables and resources that rescuers consider and draw upon, depending upon the scenario.
The course takes a flexible, conceptual approach to rescue — a rescuer’s relative size and strength, for example, as well as environmental factors, may dictate or influence what rescue technique will be most effective.
The Rescue Diver Course training sessions develop students’ foundational skills, which they adapt to their personal differences and needs. Skill development encourages divers to experiment, learning to capitalize on their strengths, recognize their limitations and consider these in emergency situations. Student divers learn to first think about the options available for handling an emergency, and then act using their appraisal of the best method for the situation.
- Study Materials
- Pocket mask
- All required equipment for duration of course
- Rescue Scenarios in the Pool
- Rescue Scenarios in the Sea
- PADI online registration fees
Flexible time schedules for full-time or part-time candidates.
- Day 1: Knowledge reviews, 1x navigation dive and 2 elective dives
- Day 2: Knowledge review, 1x deep dive and 1x elective dive from the boat.