Would you know what to do in a diving emergency? Not only is it important to know how to self-rescue it’s also important to know how to take care of your buddy. It is a fun and interactive course where you will likely get to practice your acting skills as a casualty for your buddy as well as playing the hero yourself.
To get into the PADI Rescue Diver program you’ll need to be an Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and have successfully completed Emergency First Response (EFR) or a similar sanctioned program in CPR within the past 24 months, or take it with us here when you arrive in Havelock.
The Emergency First Response (EFR) program covers basic training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Rescue Breathing as well as First Aid. The PADI EFR course is a valuable general first aid program for divers and non-divers alike.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course takes three days (4 days including EFR) over which you will cover skills and procedures required so that you can confidently and effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. This program is an important step towards self-reliance.
All the rescue scenarios and skills will first be practiced in the pool type shallow water area.