Rescue Diver

rescue diver

PADI Rescue Diver - £400

The PADI Rescue Diver course develops your dive knowledge and skills from Open Water and Advanced open water level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. They learn to recognise and prevent problems and if necessary effectively perform diver rescues, diving accident management and the application of first aid skills. It's a fun, demanding and very rewarding course that will build hugely on your diving skills and confidence.

What Will I Learn?

  • Self Rescue
  • Recognizing & managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management & equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Self Learning
Upon formally securing your space on the PADI Rescue Diver course with In Deep, you will be supplied with your course materials. You will work your way through your Rescue Diver manual, completing each of the 5 chapters and corresponding knowledge reviews just like you would have done for your Open water and Advanced open water courses.

Confined Water Sessions
During the confined water sessions you will observe instructor demonstrations and get the opportunity to practice key rescue skills including; tired diver tows, responding to out of gas divers, managing an unconscious divers, controlled buoyant lifts, administration of artificial ventilation and full egress of an unconscious diver.

Open Water Sessions
Now's the time to take all that you learnt in theory and confined water sessions and apply these skills to the open water environment. Techniques and procedures will vary greatly in differing open water environments and you will get the chance to practice a variety of shore and boat based platforms.

Rescue Scenarios
After practicing rescue skills and techniques in both confined and 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 and CPR runs over 5 consecutive days, with Emergency First Response taking up the first day and rescue diver the 4 subsequent days. There is also the option to run the Rescue diver course over two weekends and EFR over two evenings in the week.

What's Included?
The PADI Rescue Diver programme is £400 including all course related materials, classroom presentations, pool entry fees, equipment hire and certification fees, The Emergency First Response programme is an additional £100 including materials and certification fees.

Why Enrol With In Deep?
During your course you can take full advantage of all onsite facilities at the Mount Batten Watersports centre including; free parking, toilets, showers, changing rooms, secure storage for personal items, cafe, bar, classrooms and waterside views. In Deep owns two purpose built dive boats, allowing us to be flexible with times and dates. Join the In Deep Dive Club for continued guidance and build on your diving experiences.

What Do I Need To Enrol?
Minimum 15 years of age with PADI Advanced Open Water diver certification (or equivalent). In date Emergency First Response and CPR qualification (or equivalent). Minimum of 20 logged dives. Completed PADI Medical form (available on request).

What's Next?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
In Deep Dive Club
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Specality
PSAI Twinset Diver