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How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver programme!

PADI Rescue Diver with Dive The World Malaysia

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:

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

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.

Private or Group Instruction

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$ 262

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.

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Local Contact Office: 4th Floor, Room 422-424 Wisma Sabah
Kota Kinabalu 88300, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
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