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PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course is challenging – but very very rewarding.  At the end, most say it’s the best course they have ever taken!
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The aim of the PADI Rescue Diver course is to make you a better and safer, diver and buddy. You learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers.

The emphasis is on problem solving, but we also practise the correct response to a variety of possible scuba diving emergencies using various rescue techniques.

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to give you a set of skills and options that you can use in the unlikely event that you are present in a diving emergency.  You will go through the rescue and emergency procedures step by step.  These will deal with incidents ranging from tired or panicked diver to the more complex rescue scenarios.  You will be taught these in confined water and then given the opportunity to put them into practice in an open water environment

In summary ...

The course is run over 3 days to include academic, confined and open water sessions. The rescue course is available to PADI AOW (or equivalent) with recent dry suit experience. In order to be certified as a Rescue diver each student must also have an up to date qualification in emergency first aid. The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course comes highly recommended and meets this requirement and can be run alongside your PADI rescue course.

Emergency First Response

The Emergency First Response course teaches a simple CPR and first aid protocol. It is a medically based assistance course enabling students to follow, at the layman’s level, the same emergency procedures and priorities used by paramedics and doctors.

Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) skills are taught through a combination of independent study, skill development and scenario practice sessions with a qualified Emergency First Response Instructor. The emphasis is on learning patient care skills through practice and repetition in a comfortable, low-stress environment. Students learn these skills in the same sequence they would apply them when caring for a patient.

In summary …

Emergency First Response is an internationally recognised course with the same rating as the medic courses run by St Johns Ambulance and the Red Cross.  Emergency First Response course is a one-day course open to anyone interested in learning emergency care. This course is not diving related, so students do not have to be certified as a diver to enrol.

Course cost ...
iRescue diver course + EFR course (4 days) = £595. Rescue diver (3 days) course only - £495. EFR course (1 day) only - £175

PADI Rescue diver and EFR course - click here to view our up to date price list.

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To send an email enquiry or to make a booking click here.

Please read the PADI Medical Statement and Medical Guidelines.  If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the medical questions on the form then please can you make an appointment with your local GP to discuss whether or not you are fit for diving.  A Doctors signature, as confirmation that you are fit for diving, on the reverse of the form is vital only if there is a ‘yes’ answer to any medical question.  Thank you.

What next …

Guided dives in Scapa Flow
PADI Divemaster Internship


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