PADI Rescue Diver
Have you been out diving and noticed that someone on the boat was not looking comfortable. He was messing around with his equipment and taking a lot of time to get ready for the dive. Did that person later panic and even though you weren’t even diving with him did you feel a little like you could have done something to mitigate the problem before it happened? This course, then, is for you. Being a good PADI Rescue Diver is about prevention, not reacting to emergencies when avoidable.
The course duration is three days during which the student is introduced to all the elements of both “self” and “diver” rescue, administration of emergency aid and CPR for dive related accidents. This course is probably the biggest confidence building course that PADI offers.
If the student does not yet have an Emergency Responder Certification or similar then he or she must also complete this one day course before certification as a PADI Rescue diver.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor). Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency. By its nature, the course is demanding, and realistic in its conduct, content and approach. But, although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course is one of the most fun, enjoyable and challenging courses available.
The course fees including the required PADI materials and Certification application.
Price: 15,500 Baht
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