Scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
What you will learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
We support the two different methods of advanced open water diver training, traditional and Online.
Traditional (Paper Book) - $399
This is the first step after signing up and receiving your study materials. You will need to read the Rescue Diver Manual and view a DVD. After you have studied and completed the videos make sure you complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter. You are now ready to continue on to the Open Water sessions.
Online - $459
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace.
How to Start Learning today!
Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL or Call us at today at 1-850-860-7002 to either start the traditional method, or Online method for your PADI Rescue Diver course. We will talk to you and answer any questions you may have so we can ensure your success in obtaining your certification.
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
Open Water Training
We will have a brief session before each dive and I will explain to you what needs to be done. After the 10 exercises and 2 rescue scenarios you will be Rescue Diver Certified.
At National Scuba in Pensacola, FL we do things a little differently when it comes to schedule times. We work with both yours and our schedule to get you certified. If you can only meet on certain days that when we will meet. We don't have a set schedule that says on Monday we will do x, Tuesday we do y, and Wednesday we do z. If you can only meet on Tuesday we will meet on Tuesdays to get x,y, and z completed. At National Scuba we work together to get your certified.
Stop by National Scuba Today
5700 Audubon Dr
Pensacola, FL 32504
or call us at: 1-850-860-7002
For more information or to schedule your course today!