The PADI Rescue Diver course philosophy focuses on challenging yourself and mastering skills. It’s both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, you’ll say it’s the best course you’ve ever taken. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you know about how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur. There is no single “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather there are many variables and resources that rescuers consider and draw upon, depending upon the scenario. That’s how we teach. The course takes a flexible, conceptual approach to rescue and we ensure you will find it challenging. We try to make the course scenarios as realistic as possible, within reasonable logistical and safety requirements.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must
- Be 12 years or older
- Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
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).
A combination of classroom, confined and open water sessions will teach you the theory and practical knowledge necessary to deal with any diving emergency both above and under the water. Focusing on prevention, response and correct accident management, this course widens your scope, making it an enjoyable way to build your confidence and a more safe and valuable diving companion.
The course can be completed in three to four days, depending on your needs. We provide training in open water cenote zones, ocean or both depends on your request.
Throughout this time you complete three segments: confined water dives, knowledge development and open water dives. Each plays an important role in meeting the performance objectives you need to qualify as a rescue diver. A final exam is needed before certification. We teach in English, Spanish and Polish
The PADI Rescue Diver course is the newest addition to the PADI eLearning® family. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and lets you learn at your own pace and in your own time.