The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs. To get into the PADI Rescue Diver program, you’ll need to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and must be at least 15 years old. The PADI Junior Rescue Diver program is available if you’re between the ages of 12 and 14 and hold a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) rating.

To start the PADI Rescue Diver Course you’ll also need to have successfully completed the PADI Emergency First Response program or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past two years.

Step 1: Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care for adults as well as for children.

We will work trough the knowledge reviews and the practical for CPR and First Aid: First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone – just in case. Knowledge reviews = self study. We will then meet and review all.

The EFR program covers:

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
    Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk (HIV)
    Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

Step 2: PADI Rescue Diver Course.

We will work through the knowledge reviews and the practical. Practical will be done in a pool and the sea. Knowledge reviews = self-study. We will then meet and review all.

The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:
• self-rescue and diver stress
• diving first aid
• emergency management and equipment considerations
• swimming and no swimming assists
• panicked diver response
• underwater problems
• missing diver procedures • surfacing the unconscious diver
• in-water artificial respiration • egress (exits)
• first aid procedures for pressure related accidents • dive accident scenarios.

After successfully completing the program, you’ll receive the internationally recognized PADI Rescue Diver certification card.

Total costs: R3350 (air fills excluded)

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