PADI Rescue Diver Course
Maya Diving and our staff of professional PADI Instructors can provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience during your Scuba Diving Course.
The PADI Rescue Diver course is a very challenging and enjoyable course. In this course you learn to focus not just on your own diving but also to observe other divers and learn to anticipate problems, both for yourself and others, before they occur. Of course, as the name implies, you also learn how to help other divers if they are in distress or need assistance for any reason.
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Like all courses, we start you off with a little paperwork; some releases and a medical questionnaire to make sure you have no health problems.
The pre-requisites for this course are as follows:
Must be at least 12 years of age
Must have a PADI Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent
Must have at least 20 logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
Must have successfully completed a course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-Primary Care) and basic first aid (Secondary Care) within the past two years (24 months).
The major topics of study and training for the course are:
The Psychology of Rescue
Being Prepared for a Diver Emergency
Responding to Diver Emergencies
The course mostly consists of knowledge development using the combination of book and video/multimedia study and skills development in the pool and/or open water at the discretion of the Instructor.
The final portion of the course is a comprehensive exam and four open water rescue scenarios on four separate dives.
The course normally takes three to four days and you should know that it can be pretty heavy going and tiring so physical fitness is a clear asset for this course. In the end, the challenge is well worth it, you will really feel like you have accomplished something.
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