Rescue Diver



Divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, but also the most satisfying, they have ever done. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and you become more confident in your skills knowing that, if needed, you can help others. Throughout the course, you'll learn to become a better dive buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become instinctive. Furthermore, the course is pure fun: that is, it is serious, but between training sessions it will allow you to have fun.
If you are a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver, at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, you may enroll in the Rscue Diver course. Additionally, you will need to have completed an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) course within the previous 24 months. You will be able to complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. At the same time, your instructor may offer you the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course.

Using a variety of techniques, the PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to handle small and large underwater emergencies. Through theory development and rescue exercises, you will learn what to notice and how to respond. During some rescue scenarios, you will put your knowledge and skills into practice. Among the various topics addressed:
Recognize and manage stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescue a panicked diver
Rescue an unconscious diver
Thanks to the Rescue Diver course, you will be able to obtain school credits. Ask your instructor how to do it.

You will use your basic equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice water resuscitation. During the exercises, you will use an oxygen unit, buoys, dive marker buoys and perhaps a CPR dummy. Your PADI Instructor will show you the equipment you will need, and may recommend additional equipment, such as a personal first aid kit that may be useful throughout your diving career.

To begin
To get started immediately, sign up for Rescue Diver Online so that you can immediately start studying the theoretical part in eLearning. You will progress through five theoretical development sessions thanks to a computerized system which, through an interactive and easy-to-use program, allows you to learn at your own pace.
To also sign up for the course, coming to our PADI Dive Center. You will meet your PADI Instructor to organize a knowledge review alongside your dives. If you prefer, you can also choose to study at the diving center.