How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver programme!
Many scuba divers describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've taken. This is because students learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, become more confident in their skills as divers, knowing that they can help others if needed. The programme develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid.
It is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver but there's still time for fun and laughter between the focussed role plays. The programme covers:
To get into the PADI Rescue Diver programme, you'll need to be at least 12 years old and certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver. You'll also need to have successfully completed the PADI EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE® programme or a sanctioned programme in CPR within the past 24 months.
After successfully completing the programme, you'll receive the internationally recognised PADI Rescue Diver card. This certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programmes.
Location: Mabul or Kota Kinabalu
Dives: 12 boat and beach diving sessions
Duration: 4 days
Extras: Kota Kinabalu courses only: the Sabah park fee is once off US$ 14 per person, and the jetty fee is US$ 2 per person per dive day.
Total Price Per person (incl. all taxes):1 student - US$ 358, 2 or more students - US$ 263
Note for courses in Kota Kinabalu: If you prefer you can pay a 20% deposit upon booking, and then pay the balance on your arrival.