How is the PADI Rescue Diver course?Start from home. The theoretical module of the PADI Rescue Diver course is online so when you get to the diving center we can go directly to the water. In the diving center just before starting the practices insite we will emphasize the important aspects of the theory such as the quick activation of the local medical emergency system, to have available an evacuation plan and the necessary materials to assist in case of an accident, but we will focus on self-rescue exercises to help yourself and the rescue exercises to help others. The exercise session lasts a whole day (maybe two depending on logistics and weather) so the next day we can use all the knowledge in two simulated rescue scenario where we will apply the new skills just learnt.
The skills we will learn include combinations of situations with tired, stressed or unconscious divers. Both on surface and under water. Methods of search, recovery, extraction and surface assistance. Use of first aid kit, emergency oxygen and implementation of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers with and without the help of a Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).
All techniques are worldwide used, so they have the support of the entire diving community of the world. This course is the gateway to that select group of divers who are prepared not only to have a good time diving, but to make sure that their teammates also have it.