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It is an important and crucial step in expanding the personal knowledge of a diver and take their experience beyond a purely recreational level. PADI Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. PADI Rescue Diver training prepares divers to help prevent problems and if necessary, manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. This demanding, yet very rewarding course, is the level to which every diver should strive to achieve. Nobody ever wants to think that they may be involved in a potential rescue scenario, let alone be in trouble themselves....but it can and does happen! The most important thing trainees will get out of the PADI Rescue Diver programme is a better understanding of their own diving abilities, where it lets them realise their own weaknesses and enables them to build upon the lessons learned during the course. The PADI Rescue Diver will be better able to prevent a situation occurring or better prepared to deal with it.

Who can do this course?

To qualify for PADI Rescue Diver training, you must:

What is included in the Cost?

The course fee covers a PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pak, and dependant on package booked, equipment for the course. The additional cost to you is the entrance fee to dive site.

What will I do?

Throughout a number of theory, pool and open water sessions you will learn effective diver rescue. These sessions include first aid skills which will help to enable you to manage rescue situations, should they occur. More importantly it will enable you to be more aware and to anticipate situations which might lead to an incident....
To anticipate and prevent problems before they happen is the main aim of any rescue diver.

The last thing they want is to have to initiate a rescue. Having an increased awareness of dive safety will ultimately result in turning you into a safer and more aware diver!

Knowledge development

Please come prepared by reading each knowledge development section and completing the review prior to the theory session. Your instructor will take you through each session of which there will be three main presentations followed by theory lectures and open forum discussions.

What will I need?

When you register for the course you will be provided with a PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak, which contains the material you need for the course. In addition to this you will also need the following:

How much does it cost?

Course Fee is £295 including kit hire (£225 with your own kit)

Where can I go from here?

Once you have gained the Rescue Diver certification you can either qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver (the highest non-professional PADI qualification) by completing five of the speciality diver programmes. Or take the first step onto the professional ladder with the PADI Divemaster programme.

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The PADI Rescue Diver course is without doubt the most demanding of all the PADI programmes... and so it should be! The course is designed to teach the diver the necessary skills to enable them to execute or assist in the rescue of other divers.

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