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PADI Rescue Diver

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Project Description

Challenging & Rewarding Best Describes the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Many divers say this is the best PADI course they’ve ever taken! Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of others. . The PADI Rescue Diver Course will expand your knowledge and experience level.  Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence, knowledge and experience as a diver. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies.

We pride ourselves on small group instruction ensuring our clients get the very best of attention from the instructor. Safety is paramount, we adhere to PADI standards and procedures and follow British HSE guidelines.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

What will I need to complete ?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course can be conducted over 3 days. During this time you will learn a number of new skills and complete your academics at our island based PADI Dive Centre. Once your PADI Instructor has taught you the various skills you will perform them during a number of controlled rescue scenarios.

Our island based location is the perfect venue for such a course. Providing a number of entry / exit points to the water plus confined & open water sites for practice. Between sessions you will return to our beach house dive centre for refreshments.

If you are not already an Emergency First Responder or equivalent you will also need to complete this course by adding another day making the entire course duration 4 days. The emergency First Response Course will be conducted at the dive centre too and seamlessly incorporated into the four day program.

Program Outline 

Course Objectives

  • To provide students with the basic knowledge and skills of First Aid and rescue skill procedures.
  • To provide student divers with the knowledge on how to anticipate, prevent and manage potential dive accidents.
  • To prepare the student diver to perform a search pattern using proper search techniques.
  • To handle an accident while waiting for emergency medical care.

Program Outlines

  • Self-rescue and diver stress.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Panicked diver response.
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols.
  • Egress (exits).
  • Dive accident scenarios.

Learning Approach

Practical sessions with discussions, and small group activities, audiovisual materials.

Course Duration

Three full days and can be tailored to individual needs and interests. Four days if you need to complete the Emergency First Response Course.

Learning Materials

PADI Rescue Diver Manual.

Method of Assessment

Knowledge mastery is assessed using Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes and Final Exam with a minimum score of 75%. Skills mastery is assessed by student demonstration of skill proficiency and competency in water.

Junior PADI Rescue Diver Course

The junior rescue diver course involves exactly the same training. At the age of 15 years the certification can be upgraded at no extra cost.

Course Pre-requisites 

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have qualifying certification from another training organization. This is proof of certification beyond entry level. If you are not PADI AOW certified you also need proof of at least 20 logged dives documenting experience in deep and underwater navigation.
  • Course students must also have successfully completed a sanctioned course in primary care CPR and secondary care first aid within the past two years. We highly recommend the EFR Emergency First Response Course to meet this requirement and can teach this course in one day prior to the start of the Rescue Course.

Promotion

Complete the remaining speciality dives linked to your adventure dives along with the Rescue Diver course and earn the highest rating in non professional PADI Scuba Diving – Master Scuba Diver. Application is FREE!

Whats Included 

Hotel transfers (KK City), boat transfers, freshly cooked lunch and refreshments, park entry & jetty fees, guide/instruction, required learning materials, required certifications fees, equipment rental, plus water, tea & coffee.
Alcoholic or carbonated beverages, items not explicitly stated
Change of clothes, sun lotion, sun cream, towel, personal toiletries, insect repellent, hat, personal medication.

Itinerary at a Glance 

Course Duration

This 3 day course, is based on participants individual performance and ability to meet the course objectives.  You can save one day of course time by completing the academics online through our eLearning PADI Rescue Diver Course portal.

Self Study: Read chapter 1 – 5 of the PADI Rescue Diver manual and complete all related knowledge review (this represents the entire manual). If you have time to collect the self study materials before the course – great ! If not the self study can be completed during the course in your own time.

Day 1

08:15 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru) (07:15 hrs pick up for outside of KK Area) & transfer to marina 08:30 Meet Downbelow staff & transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island 09:15 Meet with your instructor for course introduction, registration and payment arrangement. Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session 10:30 Tea/coffee surface interval on island 11:15 Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session 13:00 Buffet lunch at our dive centre 14:00 Dive safety briefing/Confined Water session/Open Water session/Knowledge Review session 16:00 Boat Transfer to marina 16:30 Return to Hotel.

Day 2

Same as Day 1 and working thought the structured course program

Day 3

08:15 Hotel pickup (KK city centre only including Tg Aru) (07:15 hrs pick up for outside of KK Area) & transfer to marina. 08:30 Meet Downbelow staff & transfer by boat to Downbelow Dive Station on Gaya Island 09:15 Meet with your instructor for course introduction, registration and payment arrangement.Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session/knowledge review session. 10:30 Tea/coffee surface interval on island, watch OW video. 11:15 Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session/knowledge review session 13:00 Buffet lunch at our dive centre & watch OW video. 14:00 Dive safety briefing/confined water session/open water session/knowledge review session.l 16:00 Awarded successful certification, followed by boat transfer to marina 16:30 Return to Hotel NOTE: Day 4 is an extra day should a student diver need more time to complete the performance requirements to certify. Sections may change, so please bring all materials to all sessions. Due to the course being performance based, finishing times may vary due to individual achievements.

Flying & Climbing After Diving  According to our current PADI Flying After Diving guidelines – it is highly advised you should not go to altitude (this includes flying and climbing) within 18 hours when doing multiple dives. This means that the day after your diving program you can take a flight after 0930 hrs in the morning. Or you can choose to not take part in the afternoon dive and therefore take a flight after 0600 hrs in the morning the following day. Please note that since all our courses / programs last a full day there will be no refund offered for missed dives since you have the option to stay on the island or enjoy snorkelling and trekking activities.

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