Rescue Diver Course
Why PADI Rescue Diver?
The Rescue Diver Course is an important and critical step in expanding your knowledge and experience beyond a fully recreational approach to diving. The Rescue Diver Course teaches the student to look beyond himself or herself and to consider the well being and safety of fellow divers. Success completion of the Rescue Diver Course is one of the most rewarding in all the world of scuba training.
What do I need to start?
You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
What will I need?
The Rescue Diver Course like Adventure dives, Specialties and Advanced Open Water courses require the student to purchase course material and prepare at home prior to the in water portion of the program.
How long will it take?
Rescue Diver takes place at Dutch Springs and takes one weekend to complete. Five scenarios performed over those two days and workshops in rescue techniques round out the program.
Where do I go from here?
The Rescue Diver course is a prerequisite to leadership level training (Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor ratings).
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