The PADI Rescue Diver course is an essential stage where diver raise their knowledge, skill & experience. PADI Rescue Divers look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Rescue Divers are trained to look for potential trouble, prevention of problem & accident management

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a favorite among dive leaders. Most dive professionals say that it is the best course they ever enrolled in and most Instructors cite the class as their favorite to teach.

The PADI Rescue Diver Certification is compulsory for all PADI Pro-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor). At the PADI Rescue Diver level, Student divers are trained to manage difficult dive emergencies and trained to perform emergency rescue techniques in situations.

 To complete your Rescue Diver course you either have to have a valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR – Primary Care) and  Basic First Aid (Secondary Care) within past 24 months or enroll for Emergency First Response course.

  • Be at least 12 years old. 
  • Be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from other diving agency.
  • Minimum 20 logged dives (the dives during Open Water and Advanced Open Water courses are counted)
  • Valid Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR – Primary Care) within past 24 months (or Emergency First Response)
  • Last dive not more than 9 months ago (otherwise a Refresher course is required)
  • Medically fit to dive, for safety, all PADI Rescue Diver course participants must complete a brief medical prior to commencing the dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of them apply to you, as a safety precaution, a physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form.

The Rescue Diver course consist of three steps which can be completed in 4 days

Course Steps

What WhereWhenTime
Theory (EFR - Emergency First Response)Classroom sessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
1 day - Approximately 3 hours
Theory (Rescue Course)Classroom sessionPDC ClassroomSunday, Monday or TuesdayMorning or Afternoon
1 day - Approximately 3 hours
Training DivesPractical Sea DivesSealine BeachFriday & SaturdayMorning
2 days - Approximately 5 hours

For more details of each part, please read the Outline

COURSE STRUCTURE AND SCHEDULE

The Rescue Diver course consist of 3 steps.

THEORY LESSON
If you are enrolling for Emergency First Responder course, you will need to start by this course first then move to the Rescue Diver manual.

If you already have a valid Primary and Secondary care certificate, by reading the Rescue Diver manual you will learn about self rescue, stress management, first aid equipment, recognizing rescue situations and more.

View theory and knowledge topics below

 

Step One: For EFR – Emergency First Respose

Session: 1 day (3 hours)

Any day (Sunday , Monday or Tuesday)

Morning: 10:00 or Afternoon: 17:00

 

Step Two: For Rescue Diver

Session(s): 1 day (3 hours)

Any day (Sunday , Monday or Tuesday)

Morning: 10:00 or Afternoon: 17:00

 

RESCUE SCENARIOS DIVES (SEA)
During these scenarios you will learn how to respond to various diver emergencies, and correct use of skills learned to this point in the open water rescue course. You will be divided into groups of victims, rescuers, gear handlers, or by standers as appropriate for different exercises.

View training dives during the Rescue Scenarios Dives (sea) below

 

Sessions timing2 days (5 hours each)

Friday: 07:00-12:00      (2 dives)

Saturday: 07:00-12:00  (2 dives)

Location: Sealine Beach

THEORY & KNOWLEDGE

The PADI Rescue Diver program prepares you help, prevent or manage dive emergencies with variety of techniques.

What you learn in this course will improve your skill and confidence as a diver, and prepares you to move on to the PADI Divemaster level.

Topics:

Self Rescue

Stress Management

First Aid Equipment

First Aid Management

Readiness

Managing an Emergency

Equipment Problems

Release Function and Problems

Recognizing Rescue Situation

Rescue Techniques on the Surface and Underwater

Missing Diver Procedures

More Rescuing Techniques

Equipment Removal and Exit

RESCUE SCENARIOS DIVES (SEA)

During these scenarios you will learn how to respond to various diver emergencies, and correct use of skills learned to this point in the open water rescue course. You will be divided into groups of victims, rescuers, gear handlers, or by standers as appropriate for different exercises.

By the end of the Rescue Scenarios and exercises dives, you will get to do

During the two days (5 dive sessions) you will be exercising the following scenarios

Exercise 1: Tired Diver

Exercise 2: Panicked Diver

Exercise 
3: Response from Shore (Conscious Victim)

Exercise 
4: Distressed Diver Under Water

Exercise 
5: Missing Diver

Exercise 
6: Surfacing the Unconscious Diver

Exercise 
7: Unconscious Diver at the Surface

Exercise 8: Egress with an Unconscious Diver

Exercise 9: First Aid for Pressure-Related Accidents

Exercise 10: Response from Shore (Unconscious Victim)

Exercise 11: Diving Accident Scenario One (Underwater Search)

Exercise 12: Diving-Accident Scenario Two

Standard course QAR 2,000 With theory classroom knowledge method Book Online
eLearning option practical course QAR 1,600 For eLearning registration CLICK HERE Book Online
Emergency First Response Course QAR 750 Standard theory classroom EFR Course Book Online
VIP course QAR 3,000 Different sessions dates that suits you Book Online
Private course QAR 5,000 Totally private course (one to one) Book Online

 Includes

PADI diving Crewpak (Rescue Diver Course manual ) for non eLearning courses
Diving gear will be used during the entire course (BCD, Regulator set, weight belt and weights and air cylinders)
Required equipment such as First Aid equipment, O2 Cylinders etc.
Certification fee and PADI Rescue Diver Certificate Card & Wall Certificate.
Covered by our professional diving insurance
Soft drinks during the Adventures (sea) Dives days
Underwater photography during the course

Excludes 

Basic gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins and boots) can be rented for extra fees.
Pocket Mask for the rescue training

Transportation To and from the dive site (can be arranged for extra fees).

Towel and breakfast

ELEARNING OPTION

PADI’s eLearning scuba program the most convenient way to start immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system, without attending classroom sessions and knowledge review discussion.

This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

PADI eLearning lets you:

PADI’s eLearning scuba program the most convenient way to start immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system, without attending classroom sessions and knowledge review discussion. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

How does it work:

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What else is required to complete the course?
Prior to certification as a PADI Rescue Diver, you’ll visit Poseidon Dive Center Qatar to complete your training.

You’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete the rescue training dives with one of our Instructors.

By completing knowledge development online, you will receive an official acknowledgement from PADI by email confirming the completion of your theory portion, which means you’re ready to register for the remaining portion of the course “the practical training Dives”.

PADI eLearning fee is payable directly to PADI currently GPB 128.55 through their website registration and this is not included in the Poseidon Dive Center’s course price for the eLearning option

To register for PADI eLearning and link your course with PDC CLICK HERE

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