Rescue training expands your knowledge of diving, increases your level of diving skill, and makes you more aware of what is happening around you in the diving environment. Rescue Diver certification is also an important prerequisite for the PADI Divemaster rating, and the distinguished PADI Master SCUBA Diver certification. Most importantly, rescue training can help you save lives and increase diving safety by preparing you to respond properly to diving emergencies and near-emergencies. Develop your rescue techniques and first aid skills so that you can become a first class buddy and you dive.
At least 15 years of age, certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
You must have a current (within two years) certificate in CPR & First Aid.
The Emergency First Response Course will teach you these required skills and earn you the necessary qualification.
Complete an ‘Emergency Assistance Plan’ for the local area.
Cost: $425.00 This includes the PADI Rescue Diver Manual, Accident Management Workslate, use of tank and weights.
Complete SCUBA unit including alternate air source, SPG, computer and compass
Mask, fins, snorkel, boots, gloves
1 passport style photograph.
Two evenings (6pm-9.30pm) of academic sessions, or complete this on line with elearning.
A full weekend of open water work.
Want to start? A $150.00 deposit is required and you will be given the PADI Rescue Diver Manual. Or complete the theory on-line here.