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The PADI Rescue Diver course builds on the basic safety, and accident prevention / management skills learned in your Open Water Diver course. The first skills & exercises focus on self-rescues. Then we progress to taking responsibility for the health and safety of other divers.

Students will study and learn stress prevention techniques and how to manage and resolve more complex diving emergencies like panicked divers, fatigued divers, unconscious divers (both underwater and on the surface), administering oxygen, and other vital skills.

Although the context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course should be an enjoyable challenge that will build your confidence as diver.

The Rescue Diver certification is the prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training like the Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor qualifications.

It takes a minimum of 2 days to complete, and includes reviews, exams, rescue training sessions and open water simulated scenarios.

Clients must have successfully completed a sanctioned course in CPR and basic first aid within the past 24 months, be 15 years old, and be certified as Padi Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

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  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for Divemaster training. Rescue Diver training is an important step in expanding a diver’s knowledge beyond a purely recreational level.

Day 1
On the first day of the PADI Rescue Diver Course you will watch an instructional video and complete several knowledge reviews till about 12:00 then we will have lunch at Anugerah. After the lunch we are going to the swimming pool and to do learn and practice skills in the swimming pool.

Day 2
At 7:00 in the morning we will go to one of the dive sites around Rote island to complete 2 dives. We are going to practice all the skills that we have done the day before in the swimming pool and will play out a couple of scenarios. Keep your eyes open on this dive as you never know what is going to happen.

We will be back around 12:00 and have lunch at the resort. After the lunch we will finish with the knowledge reviews and complete the final exam.

After completion of the course you will receive the PADI Rescue Diver certification.

Please note: we don’t have the full teaching materials for an EFR at this time.

The Rescue Scuba Diver course includes:

  • All teaching materials and certification
  • All dive equipment
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Drinks and snacks on the boat
  • Boat trips