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Rescue Diver Course
Duration approx 3 - 4 days
Requirements: Completed Dive Medical Form, completed e-learning record, towel, swimsuit, mask, fin and snorkel, full scuba gear for the ocean/pool
Requirements for certification: 1 to 2 days for classroom theory/ confined water for skill development/practical training, 1 day at the ocean for putting your new skills to the test.
Rental equipment available
Who should take this course?
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
We offer courses all the time. Email or call us if you don't see a date that works for you, East Coast Scuba & Watersports is here to grow the dive community. Stop by the shop at 1440 Bedford Hwy, Bedford, Nova Scotia to ask us more about the course!