PADI Rescue Diver Course

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Scuba divers describe the PADI 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 enrol 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.

ACADEMIC

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. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

You may be able to get college credit for the Rescue Diver course – ask your instructor.

EQUIPMENT

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.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

PADI Rescue Diver Manual
Wall Certificate and certification card for Rescue diver
Use of full set dive equipment (except prescription mask)
Training dives & classroom session
Lunch
Sabah Park entrance and diving fees
Scheduled return boat transfer from Star Marina
Scheduled return land transfer from hotel to Star Marina (within KK city area only)

Itinerary

DAY 1 0810 Pick up from hotel to Star Marina
0830 Registration at Star Marina
0900 Depart for Mamutik Island. Dive equipment distribution and briefing
0930 Dive training skill no 1-3
1200 Lunch
1400 Dive training skill no 4-5
1530 Return to Star Marina. Transfer back to the hotel
DAY 2 0810 Pick up from hotel to Star Marina
0900 Depart for Mamutik island
0930 Dive training skill no 6-7
1200 Lunch
1400 Dive training skill no 8-10
1530 Return to Star Marina. Transfer back to the hotel
DAY 3 0810 Pick up from hotel to Star Marina
0900 Depart for Mamutik island
0930 Practical training scenarios 1-2 and final exam
1200 Lunch
1400 Debriefing, update log book, certification
1530 Return to Marina. Transfer back to the hotel

A minimum pre-flight surface interval of 18 hours after diving is recommended.

(Rate is subject to 6% SST)

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