The Dive Shop's Rescue Diver Course starts after you register for class and receive your PADI Rescue Diver course materials. After reading the manual and watching the Rescue Diver DVD you'll be ready to come to class where we will dive deeper into your course materials, begin learning practical application of emergency equipment, discuss the coming in-water training, and complete a short exam.
Once your classroom session is over we will schedule an afternoon in one of our pools where we can work on the required skills needed to become a PADI Rescue Diver. Plan on spending a few hours working on tired diver tows, in-water rescue procedures, assisting distressed divers, and all the basic skills you learned in your Open Water & Advanced Open Water courses.
The final step on the path to certification is a day or two in Open Water, usually at Lake Phoenix. You instructor will walk your class through several simulated emergency senarios. It will be your job to use the available equipment, people, and knowledge to conduct a successful rescue.
The Rescue Diver certification course is all about rising to challenges and mastering them! Most divers find it to be both demanding and rewarding. By the end of your last senario at Lake Rawlings we always hear, "This is one of the best scuba courses I've ever taken!"
WHAT YOU LEARN
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing responsive divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
Rescuing panicked divers
THE GEAR YOU WILL NEED
Mask, fins, boots, & snorkel
Regulator, BCD, Alternate Air Source, & Dive Computer
Surface Marker Buoy & Audible Signalling Device
Pocket Mask & First Aid Kit
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
Tanks & Weights
PADI Rescue Diver e-Learning & Pocket Mask
Admission into Lake Phoenix
Be 12 years or older
Have a PADI Advanced Open Water certification (or have a qualifying cert from another organization)
Be trained & current for CPR & First Aid within the previous two years (Ask about our Emergency First Response course)
CPR & First Aid Training
Advanced Open Water
Jim, John, Mike, Chris and Ken
The Dive Shop - Richmond's Best Scuba Diving Destination
9320 West Broad St. Suite H & I, Richmond, VA 23294
804-270-0700 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org