Expedition Dive Shop Sydney

Rescue Diver Course

Starts at $395

The PADI Rescue diver program covers:

self-rescue and diver stress.
Diving first aid.
emergency management and equipment considerations.
swimming and non-swimming assists.
panicked diver response.
underwater problems.
missing diver procedures.
surfacing the unconscious diver.
in-water artificial respiration
Emergency (exits).
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
dive accident scenarios.

*EFR/CPR Oxygen delivery not included in the practical portion of in water senario training.  All rescue candidates must complete this from a nationally accredited First Aid Training facility in addition to in water practice scenarios.

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Product Description

The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you techniques to avoid and manage problems and improve your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing dive emergency protocol. The subject is serious but the training is fun – many divers tell us the PADI Rescue Diver course was their favorite! *This course fee only covers your practical in water training sessions, Rescue Manual, equipment rental (with that option) and certification fee.   Online elearning theory training, logbooks, rescue slates and CPR/Oxygen delivery certification are extra.  Please note, you may need to complete the CPR/Oxygen delivery component elsewhere at any nationally accredited CPR/Oxygen delivery certification facility.
A standard PADI Rescue course with Expedition Dive progresses as follows:
1. Student signs up online and choses 2 dates to start, we’ll confirm one. (Birthdates, separate emails and names of all divers required)
2. Unless elearning dive theory is opted for the additional fee, the PADI rescue manual will be given to all participants the day of in water practical sessions.  Knowledge review and open book rescue diver exam (emailed) to be done after in water practical sessions.
3. Copies of a certificate of completed CPR/Oxygen delivery, completed rescue manual knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter and rescue diver multiple choice exam to be emailed to instructor and checked prior to receiving certification.


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Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

What You Learn

  1. Self rescue
  2. Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  3. Emergency management and equipment
  4. Rescuing panicked divers
  5. Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

Check with your local dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.

To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

  1. Be 12 years or older
  2. Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  3. Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

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