Rescue Diver Course + Emergency First Response (EFR)
Become a safer diver for your buddies and yourself. Learn how to recognize and anticipate minor problems that might escalate if not solved in time and how to act in case of emergency. Gain knowledge and awareness through learning rescue skills in and out of the water, let’s get some fun doing some search and recovery and overall boosting your confidence and skills as a diver. Most divers remember this course as super fun and their first step into their Divemaster path. Ready? Let’s go!
Please mind that the EFR is done at the local Red Cross and it is charged an extra 65USD.
Rescue Diver Course Certification – Steps
How long does it take? Around 3 days to be completed (when theory is already completed online), remember that this course is performance-based, so the number of dives may vary. There are 3 modules: theory, confined water dives and open water dives.
1. Dive theory:
Your adventure begins with the E-learning materials that you can read anywhere on your phone or computer at home. There are 5 sections and a final exam for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
2. Confined water sessions:
On day one we will go through the different equipment setup and do an assessment in the water of your buoyancy and control underwater, then you will learn how to recognize and approach emergency situations at the surface and underwater, diver stress, and different ways to assist from shore and in water.
On day two we will practice water rescue skills and underwater rescue skills, how to surface panic and unresponsive divers and how to give rescue breaths at the surface and how to remove unconscious divers from the water.
3. Open water sessions:
On day three we are going out on the boat to practice different search and recovery techniques. We are going to apply all that we mastered on day one and two at depth during our dives. We will finish the day with some different scenarios so you can demonstrate all that you have learned!
Documentation and requirements for taking this course
You must be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
You must be “fit to dive” and fill a Medical statement (PADI medical statement PDF). If you are unsure about your fitness to dive please see your physician in order to start the course.
What scuba diving equipment do I need for the course?
Our courses are all-inclusive, this means that on top of the theory materials and the certification fees covered, we also include a full set of top quality brand and well-maintained scuba diving equipment. Here is the diving equipment list in case you wish to bring your own:
Mask and snorkel
Boots and fins
BCD (buoyancy control device)
Surface Marker Buoy
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