Act before you have to react: Become a Rescue Diver
Once you feel comfortable and safe under water, it is time to start to think about others and prepare to handle difficult situations.
The Rescue Diver Course is designed to train your abilities to avoid problems, and to react appropriately if they appear.
To be able to help others you should know how to help yourself first - that's why we start with a repetition of your self-rescue skills.
Because we don't want to experience problems under water, a very important point is to realise what could go wrong before it is even a problem - we will go through all the possible equipment failures; a common cause for diving incidents, and train in how to recognise stress in other divers. You will find your ways to effectively assess the situation, and ensure everyone capable and ready for the dive you are planning to do - or adapt the plan accordingly.
But even with the best preparation, there might be a problem under water. You will learn how to recognise and solve it - in most of the cases, it is just a little bit of assistance that can save the dive.
And for the unlikely case something goes seriously wrong, you'll be trained how to rescue an unconscious diver in the worst case scenario.
Even if the Rescue Diver is the most serious of your PADI or SSI courses, it is the one with the loudest laughs. Why? Try it, and you'll find out...
Emergency First Response
Because it does not make much sense to rescue a diver without the ability to help him once on land, you will also require a Emergency First Response qualification.
Whether you decide to do one before your holiday, or do it with us - we accept all recognised training organisations.
The big plus of a course with us is we can include lots of special knowledge about in-water accidents, that you will rarely find on a standard training...and it is a lot of fun.
For the best introduction ever, just watch this:
SSI Stress & Rescue / PADI Rescue Diver
Minimum age: 10 years
Prerequisites: AOWD/Advanced Adventurer or equivalent, 20 logged dives, First Aid Certificate
Duration: minimum 3 days (better more), 5 dives
SSI Stress & Rescue 299 €
PADI Rescue Diver 319 €
learning materials and certification included