“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur.
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them.
Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
- Self rescue
- Recognising and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
- 12 years of age
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent
- Be trained for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. You may already have a valid certification or you can complete our Emergency First Response (EFR) Course (click here for details on the EFR Course)
- Twenty (20) logged dives
Detailed Course Structure:
Knowledge Development Sessions:
You will have to fill in and sign the student profile, liability releases and medical statement. You should be in a good healthy state, otherwise a doctor’s opinion should be sought when in doubt.
Upon registration you will receive the dive manual and dive planner for self study prior to the next lesson. It will take approximately 6 to 8 hours over one week for the self study. You will have to complete all the knowledge reviews in the dive manual prior to the lesson, where you’ll hand it to your PADI Instructor thereafter.
During the session, the instructors will go through the completed knowledge reviews and evaluate any mistakes or areas where divers are uncertain or weak at. Upon complete understanding of the uncertainties, students are required to sit through a final exam to ensure 100% mastery and how and when to apply the knowledge learnt.
Skills Development Session:
The Skills Development Session will take place at the Outram Secondary School swimming pool. During the session, fundamental skills of self rescue and rescue of other divers will be taught.
Open Water Evaluation:
This is the most important and exciting part of the course. After all the knowledge and skills development and students showing competency in them, the open water training serves as an evaluation that student divers are able to demonstrate mastery in the 12 required rescue exercises. These skills are further combined and executed to represent two open water simulated real life rescue scenarios.
The Knowledge Development Sessions will be a combination of self and prescriptive learning. These will be held over two sessions with the first session involving an introduction to the course, giving you your course materials and viewing the PADI Rescue diver DVD. The second will be a review of the Knowledge Review Sessions with your instructor and the completing of the Rescue Diver exam. The timings will be confirmed between your PADI
The Skills Development Sessions will be held at the Outram Secondary School swimming pool, usually on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. The session will be held between approximately 6:30 and 9:00pm. The Pool session is to introduce you to the required 12 rescue exercises prior to the open water evaluation.
The final part is the open water evaluation. This will be arranged at a later date at a safe and suitable open water training site (either in Singapore, Malaysia or even further overseas!) . The options available will be discussed with the PADI Instructor upon the commencement of the course.
What is included in the program?
- All course materials
- Air cylinders
- Rescue Diver medical statement, safe diving practices and liability release forms
- PADI Rescue Diver certification card