Described by scuba divers as the most challenging, yet the most rewarding of all courses. The PADI Rescue course will demonstrate there is no single right or wrong way to do a rescue task. You will complete 10 exercises, step by step. This progression builds up confidence and knowledge of a rescue scenario. As a result, you will complete 2 final scenarios at the end of your course. During the two scenarios, you will demonstrate your ability to deal with a real rescue incident.
The PADI Rescue course is demanding and very physical. It will require stamina, good buoyancy control and confidence. Under PADI Pro supervision, you will practise skills in shallow water first, then move into deeper water. However, the challenge is big, but the PADI Rescue course provides a lot of laughter and fun. BUT it is serious fun!
Who should take this course?
Maybe you should ask yourself ‘WHY’ should I take this course? Because here you learn to prevent and manage problems both in and out of the water, keeping yourself and others safe.
It is a confidence-boosting course, assuring you, as a diver that you possess the confidence and ability required to help others in difficulty. Buddy skills and in-water practise will teach you how to think, act and solve problems in a safe manner.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue course builds upon what you have already learnt in previous courses. It prepares you to deal with emergencies, minor or major, both in and out of the water using a variety of techniques. The course will demonstrate that there is no RIGHT way to do a rescue scenario, but it teaches you to draw on variables and resources that are available to you. Here you will take into account and consider, the rescuer’s size and strength, the size of the victim along with environmental factors that may dictate how the rescue is to be performed.
During the course you will:
Complete the knowledge development sections of the course
Practice in water rescue scenarios, putting into practice what you learnt in the knowledge development sections
Recognising stress and stress management in other divers, both on the surface and underwater
How to manage an emergency and emergency equipment
Rescuing a panicked diver
Rescuing unresponsive divers, both underwater and on the surface
What Scuba gear will you use?
Basic scuba diving equipment
Use of compass, dive computer and timing device
Pocket mask for in-water resuscitation
Handle and use Oxygen Kits and First Aid Kits
Use of mannequins for classroom scenarios
Your PADI Instructor may suggest and explain what other required additional gear may be needed.
What learning materials do you require?
Contact us at DiveSMART to schedule and plan your PADI Rescue course.
You have the option of;
Studying with the PADI Rescue manual and watch a PADI Rescue DVD, in our classroom along with your PADI Instructor.
Registering online now with PADI to start your eLearning program. This allows you to learn at home, at your own pace through an up-to-date and easy-to-use interactive program. It consists of five knowledge development sections and online access to the PADI Rescue manual.
For more information on PADI eLearning, please follow this link PADI eLearning