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PADI Rescue Diver

If you are considering a career in Scuba Diving, you are likely going to be required to become a PADI certified Rescue Diver. Along with being a pre requisite for becoming a certified Divemaster, becoming a rescue diver is one of the most important and rewarding skills you will learn in your diving career. Although the sport of diving has relatively low accident rates, the very nature of the activity does pose many risks, and sometime small mistakes can lead to large problems.

Becoming a Rescue Diver will equip you to not only deal with emergencies, but also prevent them from occurring in the first place. This course will make you an invaluable asset to any team that requires someone of the scuba persuasion to join them. Being a rescue diver makes everyone around you more comfortable with the dive.

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What Will You Learn?

In the PADI rescue diver course, you will learn the fundamentals of how to think like a rescue diver and learn the techniques and strategies best suited for any given emergency you may face. You will learn how to deal with issues that occur both underwater and at the surface, issues relating to panicked divers, or simply divers who are tired and need help, minor issues to life threatening emergencies, and most of all how to make sure that everyone else including yourself remains safe in the event of an accident.

Some of the core concepts that are covered include, accident management, dealing with diver stress, emergency oxygen delivery systems and other first aid, underwater rescue techniques, common equipment problems and how to solve them, how to bring a diver in need of help to the surface and to the boat/shore as safely and efficiently as possible, and much more.

This is the first step to becoming a leader in the scuba diving world.

How To Complete The Rescue Diver Course

To become a certified PADI rescue diver, you will be required to complete all the e-learning academics which can be found on the PADI website. This includes 5 chapters which you need to complete a knowledge review for each, and a final multiple choice exam.

In addition to your online learning, you will participate and be trained in various rescue training excercizes and succesfully complete open water rescue scnearios under the guidance and supervision of DiveCarib instructors. You will see examples of these in your e learning material, each scenario and exercise will be demonstrated by your instrucotr and then finally you will complete each excercize yourself. After your instructor has signed off on succeful completion of all in water activities, you will become certified as a PADI Rescue Diver!

The course materials for a PADI Rescue Diver

Take the first step to becoming a leader in the world of Scuba Diving! Click the image to the right to begin your e-learning.


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How Much Does A Rescue Diver Course Cost?

The PADI Rescue Diver course is divided into two sections. The first is your online e-learning knowdlegde development which will cost $174. Next is your in water training with DiveCarib which will cost $585. For group specials please contact DiveCarib for more details. All prices are in US Dollars and include all applicable taxes and fees. There are no hidden fees.

Why Trust Us With Your Scuba Diving Education?

Becoming a rescue diver is not a course you take to say you’ve done it. This is a course with a serious purpose that happens to be fun to do. Due to its serious nature however, you want to be trained by the best and most qualified teachers you can find, and at DiveCarib we have what it takes to prepare you for any foreseeable in-water emergency. Becoming a rescue diver is not about memorizing situations, its about learning how to think like a rescue diver and use the principles you learn in any situation you find yourself in. Our collective experience of being in those shoes over the course of 40 years makes us an excellent dive center for you to take this important step in your scuba diving career.