PADI Rescue Diver Course with Aussie Divers Phuket, Thailand
The PADI Rescue Diver is not what you would describe as a fun course, it is however a very challenging and gratifying course. The things that you will learn will help you assist with problems and emergencies both underwater and on the surface that you may encounter during your scuba diving adventures, possibly even saving a life.
When you speak to certified divers about this course the majority of them will tell you that it is one of the funnest and most rewarding PADI course’s that they have completed.
This is a 2-3 day course that takes in theory (including EFR primary and secondary care if required), confined and open water activities. You will receive a dive boat trip to either Racha Yai or Racha Noi to practice the skills that you have acquired.
The Best Part
This course is about rising to challenges and mastering them. This course will definitely make you a much better scuba diver. Divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
Not only will you learn scuba diving rescue skills you will also take away valuable EFR, primary and secondary care skills that may assist you in day to day first aid or an emergency situation.
What Skills You Learn
Primary and Secondary Care, Emergency First Response (EFR – First Aid, CPR)
Self rescue – You are the most important person so it is vital that you can look after yourself first. Then you can rescue others.
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers. Removing the problem before it starts.
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers both underwater and on the surface.
Rescuing unresponsive divers both underwater and on the surface.
The Gear You Will Use
You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories along with emergency oxygen and safety equipment such as life bouys and pocket masks.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must
Be 12 years or older
Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).
Rescue Diver Online
The PADI Rescue Diver course can be done online with the PADI eLearning system. The is a great course to take slowly in your own time as there is a lot of really useful information to take in. PADI Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and let’s you learn at your own pace and time in the comfort of your own home. Contact Aussie Divers Phuket and ask them about completing the PADI Rescue Diver theory online!
Your Next Adventure
After completing first aid and CPR and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.
The best place in Patong and Phuket to do your PADI Advance Open Water Course is with Aussie Divers Phuket.