Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

The Rescue course is an important step, making you a self reliant diver. Being able to independently dive with your buddy with confidence. It is also an important step in becoming a Master Scuba diver or PADI Divemaster.

Carina and Paul on Rescue Course at Brixham 05

The PADI Rescue Diver Course
As a Rescue Diver, you will acquire the skills of self-reliance. Caring for yourself and your equipment. You will build on your Buddy system relationships learning to work closely as a team.

Looking beyond your needs to the needs of those around you. Sharpening your observation skills. Learning how to avoid emergencies. Being prepared for and responding to emergencies. This course is hard work. But at the same time enjoyable and rewarding. There's plenty of action as you progress through the course.

Med & Chris on Rescue Course at Brixham 06

Course Schedule
The Rescue Diver course is run over two long weekends. Starting on the Friday evening of each weekend with a pool session at a Bristol pool. The Saturday of the first weekend is set aside for the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course. The Academics of the course take place on the first Sunday. The next weekend will take place at a coastal location. This is where you will put into practice the skills you learnt at the pool. You will then be put to the test with staged emergencies!

What Qualifications do I need?
You must be aged 12 or above. Either have the PADI Advanced Openwater certification or equivalent certification with proof of 20 logged dives including Deep, Night and Navigation. If you have not made a dive for a while it is a good idea to make a Scuba review course before commencing the Rescue Diver. You need to have a current first aid CPR certification to complete the Rescue Diver course. I offer the PADI EFR course.

What Equipment do I need?
As a Rescue diver, you ought to own your own equipment. You should be familiar with it and know how to kit up quickly in the event of a rescue situation. But we understand that not all are in this situation. Rental equipment is available as long as booked well in advanced. Prices £20 per day. £40 for the entire course including the two pool evenings. These prices are with dry suits on availability. You must have your own a pocket mask, whistle and first aid kit.

What Form will the course take?

How to Book?
To book contact Aquaturtle. You will need a deposit of £100. Also let us know if you require the PADI EFR. We will then send you the Rescue Diver Manual package. Please read the Manual and complete the knowledge reviews before attending the course. Balance of payment is due on first course meeting. We will also send you a file to complete. This includes a medical statement, Safe Diving Practices statement of understanding, Liability release and Express Assumption of risk form. Plus personal details. You will require two passport-sized photos and your logbook.

Course Fees
Rescue Diver course alone, £299
This includes all tuition fees, The Rescue Diver manual, certification card, wall certificate and jacket emblem. It does not include transport to the dive site or pool, equipment rental or accommodation at the Open water site.
PADI EFR £80 (£60 when booked with Rescue Diver course)
Fully meets all CPR and first aid requirements for the Rescue Diver course. Conducted on Saturday's or on request.

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