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The PADI Rescue Diver Course Or How To Be A Better Diver

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Saying that a Rescue Diver is only a lifeguard is like saying that diving is only a sport. Nothing could be further from the truth. Doing the PADI Rescue Diver course will offer you the possibility to enjoy diving with higher safety rates. At the same time, you will be able to detect problems in other divers and help them if necessary.

Benefits of taking the PADI Rescue Diver Course

You will improve your diving skills.
The PADI Dive Learning System is specially designed to improve your skills as a diver. The PADI Rescue Diver course is no exception. Taking it not only will you expand your knowledge, but also your experience and number of dives.

– You will optimize your self-management when you dive.
When you have finished the PADI Rescue Diver course you will have more confidence in yourself. Your new knowledge as a rescue diver will allow you to better look after your safety and that of others.

– You will be able to anticipate problems.
When you have completed the PADI Rescue Diver course, not only will you be a safer diver, but you will also be more aware of the challenges that divers face underwater. Those who will dive with you will also be safer.

– You will able to look after others’ safety.
If something happens despite every caution and however unlikely it might be, you will know how to react. You will be able to cope with any diving emergency thanks to techniques that will protect you and your partner’s physical integrity.

– You will be a better dive buddy.
The perfect dive buddy exists and he or she is a Recue Diver. What else can we say?

– It can be another step in developing your career as a professional diver.
If your professional ambitions are to develop a career as a diver, this course will be the first step towards the PADI Divemaster.

You can do your Rescue Diver course with different diving agencies. The main ones are PADI and SSI. As PADI is the most important one and it has the greatest presence worldwide, we will focus this post on its Rescue Diver course.

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What Will You Learn In Your PADI Rescue Diver Course?

Combined practice and theory will provide you with the necessary techniques to successfully deal with an emergency, prevent one, and evaluate cases of stress in divers.  These are the subjects of the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

How Is The PADI Rescue Diver Course Divided?

The content of the PADI Rescue Diver course is divided into three parts.

  1. Theory section.
    You can log on to our e-learning web site from the comfort of your home for the theoretical section.  The content is interactive, which will facilitate your learning and you can do it at your own pace. In addition to the audio-visual and written content, students must also complete knowledge reviews and pass a theory exam.
  1. Rescue exercises.
    This part takes place in confined or shallow waters where rescue skills are practiced by the students.
  1. Rescue scenarios.
    During these confined and open water practices, the diver will face simulated rescue situations. Thanks to them, students will test the knowledge acquired in the previous sections.

The PADI Rescue Diver course usually lasts three to four days. It depends on whether you choose the e-learning options or use traditional learning materials on site. Although it is a physically demanding experience, it is also a lot of fun and stimulating.

What Are The Requirements For Taking Your PADI Rescue Diver Course?

To take the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must first reach the Advanced Open Water certification level and also have previously taken the Emergency First Response EFR course.

Did you know that you can get your Advanced Open Water certification for free with Dressel Divers? If you are an active recreational diver, we are sure that your dive package will include a minimum of 5 dives anyway. With them, we offer you the training of your PADI Advanced course for free.

On the other hand, the EFR course is one of the most important first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation programs in the world. This training is useful not only for divers but also, in any situation. Dressel Divers offers this course in all it´s dive destinations.

Do Your PADI Recue Diver Course With Dressel Divers.
Of course, you can do your PADI Rescue Diver Course with Dressel. It is available at all our dive centers on request. The courses start with a minimum of three students. Are you interested? Just ask for them.

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