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Rescue Diver

Most divers say this is the most enjoyable course of them all. Now that you are an Advanced Open Water Diver, and are more confident in the water, you can begin to direct your awareness towards the well being of others. You will build on your observation skills and learn rescue and first aid skills. Your confidence in the water will increase tremendously as you learn to care for yourself and help other divers.

PADI Rescue Diver CourseDuring this course you will encounter realistic rescue scenarios, and you will learn how to effectively manage these situations. You will become competent in the most important rescue skill of all: anticipation and prevention of problems.

You will find out that there is no one way to solve a problem, and you will learn how to decide and act on the best solution in any situation.

The Rescue Diver course has several components:

  • Self Rescue Skills. You will review the self rescue skills learned in your Open Water Diver course.
  • Knowledge Development. The course includes the PADI Rescue Diver Manual which contains knowledge reviews for you to complete as well as your own Diving Accident Management Workslate to keep. You will also watch the Rescue Diver DVD and take a final exam. If you prefer you can do the academics online in advance with PADI's Rescue Diver e-learning program. Also coming soon - online manuals so you can study in advance.
  • Confined Water Dives. To learn and practice the new rescue skills.
  • Open Water Dives. To put your skills into practice in realistic scenarios.

It can be completed in as little as two days, but if you have the time, we prefer to make it longer, so you can repeat exercises until you feel comfortable. You will work hard, but we make sure we save some time to relax and take you on (free) fun dives after as many exercises as possible.

Prior to the course, you must have current CPR and first aid certification (completed within the last two years). PADI's Emergency First Response course is highly recommended and is available through Thresher Shark Divers. If you have completed EFR or any other CPR course elsewhere in the last two years, please remember to bring the certification card.

If you enjoy this course and want to learn more, why not consider becoming a Divemaster?

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