|Cozumel Scuba Diving: PADI
Why PADI Rescue Diver?
Rewarding and fun that best describes the PADI
Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience
level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider
the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is
serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
What do I need to start?
You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course
as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification
from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue
Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined
water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
To participate in the rescue training sessions
in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios,
you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have
a qualifying certification from another training organization.
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR
program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary
Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent
problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five
open water sessions, you'll cover:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
dive first aid
- swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- emergency management and equipment
- panicked diver response
- underwater problems
- missing diver procedures
- surfacing the unconscious diver
- in-water rescue breathing protocols
- egress (exits)
- first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
Recommended Course Hours: 25
Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days
What will I need?
PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
PADI Rescue Diver Video on DVD
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite
for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI
Divemaster certification. Contact your dive shop to enroll in a PADI
Rescue Diver course and prepare yourself to Go Pro.