In the PADI Rescue Diver course you will learn to respond to and act on problems and accidents, but you will also learn to recognise them in an early stage and prevent them. You will start by learning loads of skills in the pool, like responding to a diver in panic, out-of-air situations, and bringing an unconscious diver safely to the surface. Obviously you will also lear the underlying theory, like search patterns for searching a lost diver, or taking charge and delegating in emergency situations. After all this you will make a number of dives in open water where you will apply your newly learnt techniques in scenarios, where we will simulate emergencies as realistically as possible. Super intensive, exciting, exhausting but you will learn a lot!
This course is taught in the pool on Friday night or Sunday afternoon and the theory and scenarios are planned for Saturday and/or Sunday.
To be able to complete the Rescue Diver course, you need to be in possession of the Emergency First Response certification (or equivalent) or book it as a combination to your Rescue course (149€)
The PADI Rescue Diver course costs 310€ (excluding EFR) plus 49€ should you need to rent scuba equipment.