The Rescue Diver course is tailored to equip you with the essential skills and understanding to identify and handle diving emergencies, as well as offer effective assistance and rescue for fellow divers. This course typically blends classroom learning with practical water training, covering topics like self-rescue, stress management for other divers, emergency procedures, and rescuing panicked or unresponsive divers.
The course is usually split into three segments: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. The Knowledge Development phase covers dive accident scenarios, first aid in diving emergencies, and rescue techniques. In Confined Water Dives, you’ll practice self-rescue and rescuing in a controlled setting. Lastly, during Open Water Dives, you’ll put your acquired skills to the test in a real-world underwater environment.