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The PADI Rescue Diver Course which we teach at our training sessions in Colchester is an ideal way of building confidence both in your ability to prevent and also respond to possible problems that may occur while diving. It will also make you aware of good dive management procedures and planning. With this Rescue Diver Course it is an excellent way of making you a safety conscious diver and a better Buddy too whilst increasing your understanding of the diving environment around you! We offer Scuba Diving Courses in Colchester, Essex and we train people from Clacton, Braintree, Chelmsford, Tiptree, Maldon, Ipswich and many more places.

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Why complete PADI Rescue Diver course and certification?

This PADI Rescue Diver Course in Colchester Essex will expand your knowledge and experience beyond the 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 subject, we teach this in an enjoyable way to build your confidence and it is one of our favorite courses to teach here at Essex Scuba Diving. We take great personal pride in getting our Rescue Divers to a higher level of awareness when it comes to diving. By teaching you techniques that enable you to respond in a professional manner to potential problems and scenarios.

What do I need to start this PADI Rescue Diver course?

You should hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization). You can find details of these scuba diving courses on our other pages. You must also be a minimum age of 15 years old (or 12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver). Our dive students come from a diverse age background. You must also show proof of successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. This can be done through our EFR First Aid Course or from another accredited First Aid Trainer. You will receive the PADI Rescue Diver Manual as part of your diver training.

What will I do during my lesson, dive and course time?

Rescue Diver Training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover many aspects of Rescue scenarios and successful complete the skills to control them, these include:

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

How long will the Rescue Diver training take at Essex Scuba Diving?

The recommended course study time is 25 hours. The minimum Open Water training dives will consist of five sessions over two days, however this may be extended to help you meet the performance requirements.

What will I need to enable me to get this PADI Certification?

You will need a PADI Rescue Diver manual and Crew-Pak (provided for you in the course cost) and a PADI Rescue Diver video or DVD which is available for hire.

Where can I go from here in terms of continuing diving?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification. You can continue your journey into the fascinating and exciting world of scuba diving by developing your skills with Essex Scuba Diving in Colchester in Essex. We are always on the look out for Rescue Divers to help join in at pool sessions and Open Water Qualifying sessions.


Please Email us here for additional information on SCUBA Diving Courses in Colchester Essex.

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