Taking the Rescue Diver course will offer you the possibility to enjoy diving with higher safety rates, be able to detect problems in other divers, and help them if necessary.
The above sentence has valuable information, but perhaps the value of the Rescue Diver course can be better understood if we put it in context. Let me tell you a story.
Not long ago, I did a technical cave dive to 80 meters.
My dive buddy and I wanted to explore a new section of the cave. We did Trimix diving, me on a rebreather and my dive buddy on an open system.
Before we finished the time set for the dive, my buddy asked to start the ascent. As a rescue diver, I realized that something was wrong. He had miscalculated and was running out of air. I had plenty of air for myself and an extra bottle for caution.
As you will see, it is not a spectacular case, but as a rescue diver, my safety rates were higher. I detected the problem and was able to help him. In addition, we are talking about technical diving, where rescue diving was originated. But we’ll tell you about that later. For now, take a look at the table of contents.