The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course has five theory modules and five in-water training sessions which are conducted in a combination of pool sessions and sea sessions. The water training concludes by allowing you to exercise your new skills in a set of Rescue Scenarios. All theory and poolwork is completed in National Aquatic Centre while Openwater sessions take place from our centre in Dublin Bay. The course takes approximately six weeks. During the course you will learn:
As part of the course fee you will receive the complete Rescue Diver Crew Pack which contains all the materials etc which you will need to complete your training. At Rescue level its good to own your own equipment so rental is not included as part of the course fee all items can however be rented at a specially reduced additional fee.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course is open to anyone who is already an Advanced Open Water diver or who holds an equivalent qualification. Before starting the course, Rescue candidates must also have a current CPR and First Aid qualification such as the Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care course which is always offered a week or two preceeding Rescue courses.
You must also be in good health and reasonably fit plus you will need to have recent experience of diving in Irish conditions. If you have not dived in Irish conditions before, its' a good idea to complete an orientation dive just so you can get happy with the type of equipment and temperatures we generally encounter here.
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