Padi Rescue Diver Course

Padi Rescue Diver Course

This is probably one of the best course in the Padi program. Have you been out diving and noticed that someone on the boat was not looking comfortable. Somebody was messing around with his equipment and taking a long time to get ready for the dive. Did that person later panic and even though you weren’t even diving with him did you feel a little like you could have done something to mitigate the problem before it happened?

Well !!!! This Course is for you

The course duration is three to four days during which the student is introduced to all the elements of both “self” and “diver” rescues, administration of emergency aid and CPR for dive related accidents.

This course is probably the biggest confidence building course that PADI offers. If the student does not yet have an Emergency Responder Certification or similar then he or she must also complete this one day course before certification as a PADI Rescue diver.

The PADI Rescue Diver course you take in Pattaya is a pivotal step towards expanding your diver knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers.

This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor).

Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident
management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course.  At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency.  By its nature, the course is demanding, and realistic in its conduct, content and approach.  But, although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used It’s still a great and fun course, by the end of this course you will be a more confident and feel in the unlikely event something did happen you would be able to help.


Who  Should take this Course?

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. Our PADI instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.


What Will you 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. 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 our PADI instructor.


How Can you start Learning Now ?

Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue DiverVideo (a book and DVD package). Go to Jomtien Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Our PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.


What Scuba Gear Will you use ?

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. Our 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.

Check with Jomtien Dive Center to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.


Next Step

Become confident and earn your next certification:

Sign up for Rescue Diver Online and start learning right away.
Enroll in a PADI Rescue Diver course at Jomtien Dive Center.
Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
Browse our available PADI Courses.
Download a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).


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