The PADI Rescue Diver
“rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what
you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how
to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this
course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course
both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn
college credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
What You Learn
Recognizing and managing
stress in other divers
Emergency management and
Rescuing panicked divers
The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all your basic
scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.
Check with your local
dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most
everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.
The Learning Materials
The PADI Rescue Diver
crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course
– including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and
preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver
course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as
needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to
handle almost any emergency situation.
To purchase this
product, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort.
To enroll in the PADI
Rescue Diver course, you must
Be 15 years or older
Have a PADI Advanced
Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another
Be trained and current
for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor
about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
Emergency First Response
CPR and First Aid:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care
First aid and CPR are good
skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need
these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Emergency First Response is
a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and
they’re for anyone, not just divers. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency
First Response Instructors!
The Fun Part
The fun part about
Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response
skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are
prepared to help in an emergency.
What You Learn in the EFR
Primary and Secondary Care Courses
•BLS (Basic Life Support)
CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
•AED (automated external
defibrillator) use (optional)
•Preventing and caring for
•Spinal injury management
•Use of barriers to reduce
disease transmission risk
•Basic first aid and first
aid kit considerations
The Learning Materials You
Through a combination of
independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build the
confidence and skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary
Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide
step-by-step skill demonstrations.
The Emergency First
Response Care at a Glance card is a quick-reference guide for emergency
situations. Designed to fit in a glove compartment or backpack, the Care at a
Glance card is an important component for any first-aid or disaster preparedness
To purchase these products,
contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort.
To enroll in Emergency
First Response courses, you must
•Care about other people
and want to be able to assist them in a medical emergency