Rescue Diver

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Rescue Diver

This is an important and critical step in diver-training: you will learn how to take care of yourself - self-rescue skills are highly under-estimated and extremely valuable. You will also learn how to lend valuable assistance to others in a variety of emergency situations, and to develop your initiative - work on prevention rather than cure! When you utilise your skills in an emergency, you realise just how incredibly valuable Rescue Diver training is!

What Will I Learn?

The course covers dive accident scenarios, self-rescue skills and accident prevention & management. There’s no denying the Rescue Diver course is challenging – but it is also a lot of fun! 

You will develop the knowledge and skills to:

  • Manage dive accident situations, including surfacing an unconscious diver and rescue breathing 
  • Handle panicked or unresponsive divers
  • Use emergency equipment such as surface marker buoys
  • Conduct search patterns for missing divers using compass navigation
  • Provide effective first aid

The course will also improve your comfort levels and confidence to take your diving to the next level.

What's Included:

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual 
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certification - with Canberra’s only PADI Dive Boat facility
  • All air fills

What do I need to provide?

  • Your own scuba and snorkeling equipment - if you don't have these items we can assist you with hire or purchase.
  • Accommodation at the coast
  • Transport to and from the coast 
  • Meals