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Essex School of Diving

PADI Rescue Diver Course Essex, with Essex School of Diving in Colchester

PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course with Essex School of Diving in Colchester, Essex.

The Rescue Diver Course is the perfect way of building your confidence as a diver. You will learn and understand about self rescue, the techniques you will use when in an actual rescue situation. Learn about good dive management, how to recognise and deal with potential problems and how to avoid risks.

The Rescue Diver Course is taught at our dive centre and pool training sessions held at Leisure World in Colchester, Essex. Following your theory and pool practice, we move to the open water where we practice the Rescue scenarios dives at one of our Open Water sites.

The Rescue Course will increase your awareness as a diver, make you more safety conscious and increase your standing with your fellow Buddy divers.

Why you should consider completing the PADI Rescue Diver course.

The PADI Rescue Diver course we teach in Colchester, Essex, will expand your diving knowledge and experience beyond the purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course has a serious side, it is an enjoyable way to build your self confidence, knowledge and ability.This course is one of our favorite courses we teach at Essex School of Diving.

We take great personal pride in getting our Rescue Divers to a higher level of awareness when it comes to diving, by teaching you techniques that enable you to respond in a professional manner to potential diver problems and possible rescue scenarios.

Prerequisites of the PADI Rescue Diver course

You should be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). You can find details of these scuba diving courses on our other pages.

You must also be a minimum age of 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver). Our dive students come from a diverse age background. You must also show proof of a successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. This can be done through our EFR CPR First Aid course or from another accredited First Aid trainer. You will receive the PADI rescue diver manual and crew pack as part of your diver training. A PADI Rescue dvd is available to purchase from us although we do supply you with extra booklets and a rescue video free of charge.

Rescuing a diver in the Red Sea

Our Rescue course consist of the following:

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. You will first complete several rescue theory sessions and rescue scenarios in our pool. After successfully completing this part of the course we move on to the open water sessions. Here, you will cover many aspects of your Rescue theory and pool scenarios, acquiring the required skills to become a qualified and competent Rescue Diver. The main topics you will cover are:

: Self-rescue and diver stress
• Diver first aid
• Emergency management and equipment
• Swimming and non-swimming assists
• Panicked diver response
• Dealing with underwater problems
• Missing diver procedures
• Surfacing the unconscious diver
• In water artificial respiration
• Egress (exits)
• First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
• Dive accident scenarios

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  • Essex School of Diving Ltd
  • 8 Sorrel Close
  • Colchester
  • Essex, CO4 5UL
J louch MSTD 637477


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