The PADI Rescue Diver course develops your dive knowledge & skills from Open & Advanced open water. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves & consider the safety & well being of other divers; to recognise & prevent problems & if necessary effectively perform diver rescues, diving accident management & the application of first aid skills. It's a fun, demanding & very rewarding course & will build hugely on your diving skills & confidence.
What Will I Learn?
Recognizing & managing stress in other divers
Emergency management & equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
Upon formally securing your space on the PADI Rescue Diver course with In Deep, you will be supplied with your course materials, you work your way through your Rescue Diver manual, completing each of the 5 chapters & corresponding knowledge reviews.
Confined Water Sessions
During the confined water sessions you will observe instructor demonstrations & get the opportunity to practise key rescue skills including; tired diver tows, responding to out of gas divers, management of unconscious divers, controlled buoyant lifts, administration of artificial ventilation & full egress of an unconscious diver.
Open Water Sessions
Now's the time to take all that you learnt in theory & confined water sessions & apply these skills to the open water environment. techniques & procedures will vary greatly in differing open water environments & you will get the chance to consider a variety of shore & boat platforms.
After practicing rescue skills & techniques in both confined & open water environments, you'll be put through your paces with a number of rescue scenarios to evaluate your progress during the course.
How Long Will It Take?
The full Rescue diver programme including first aid & CPR runs over 5 consecutive days, with Emergency First Response taking up the first day & rescue diver the 4 subsequent days.
The PADI Rescue Diver programme is £300 including all course related materials, classroom presentations, pool entry fees, equipment hire & certification fees, The Emergency First Response programme
is an additional £75 including materials & certification fees.
Why Enrol With In Deep?
During your course you can take full advantage of use of all onsite facilities at the Mount Batten Watersports centre including free parking, toilets, showers, changing rooms, secure storage of personal items, cafe, bar, restaurant, classrooms & waterside views.
In Deep has unique access to a freshwater inland diver training site, perfect for the Rescue Diver course & rescue scenarios if conditions are unfavourable in Plymouth sound it won't delay your course programme.
What Do I Need To Enrol?
Minimum 15 years of age. PADI Advanced Open Water diver certification (or equivalent). In date Emergency First Response first aid & CPR qualification (or equivalent). Minimum of 20 logged dives. Completed PADI Medical, Open Water booking form and T&c's available on request.