The Rescue diver course is the last step for becoming the complete recreational scuba diver. By this stage you should already be completely comfortable about diving for your self and have a prerequisite 20 dives. If you are at this level and would like to continue with your diving education then the next step would be the rescue diver course.
In this course the instructors will teach you how to deal with tired and panicked divers, stress divers under the water, missing divers as well as unconscious divers both above and below the surface. You will also learn how to use and administer oxygen on the boat and how to prepare an ocean evacuation.
The course finishes with some final scenarios, which included all the rescue skills and 1st Aid procedures that you learn on the course.
Although the course subject is very serious the course its self is both enjoyable and fun. You will be asked to ‘roll play’ and the better your acting ability the more realistic the course will be. Without a doubt this is one of the favourite courses for both instructor and student.
The course takes 2 days and is coupled with a 1st Aid course, which takes another half day. The 1st Aid course is required to be certified as a rescue diver, however if you have an up to date 1st Aid certificate (within the last two years) there is no need to take this part of the rescue course.