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Rescue Diver Certification & Associated Classes
PADI Rescue Diver Certification
Emergency First Responder (EFR)

Oxygen Provider (O2 Provider)

PADI Rescue Diver

Rewarding and fun that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

What do I need to start?

  • You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

  • To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

  • Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.

What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress

  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems

  • dive first aid

  • swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques

  • emergency management and equipment

  • panicked diver response

  • underwater problems

  • missing diver procedures

  • surfacing the unconscious diver

  • in-water rescue breathing protocols

  • egress (exits)

  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents

  • dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?

  • Recommended Course Hours: 25

  • Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions over two days

What will I need?

  • PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak

  • PADI Rescue Diver Video on DVD

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification

 

Emergency First Responder

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization.  The format of this course has been proven to allow students to more readily retain critical CPR and First Aid information and use it when its needed most.

Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in every day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151), and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care. Other organizations that recognize EFR as meeting their requirements are United States Coast Guard, The Boy Scouts of America, and the American Council on Exercise (ACE), to name a few.

This course replaces PADI's Medic First Aid.

Course consists of two three hour classes plus self study.

Prerequisites:  No dive certification required
Minimum Age:
No minimum age
Class Size:
  Limited to 12 students

Course Includes:

  • Personalized instruction by a certified PADI Instructor.

  • Laminated PADI Certification card upon successful completion of coursework and exercises.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Purchase a Participant Manual and a Participant Video.

  • Prior to coming to the class you must read all of the course materials and complete all knowledge reviews.

 

Oxygen Provider 

The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected dive injury.  In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

Course is one four hour classroom session consisting of one hour of lecture and three hours of skills practice.

Participants successfully completing this course will receive both a Divers Alert Network (DAN) and a PADI certification.

Prerequisites:  No dive certification required
Minimum Age:
  No minimum age
Class Size:
   Limited to 8 students

Course Includes:

  • Personalized instruction by a certified PADI and DAN Instructor.

  • PADI and DAN Certification cards and certificate upon successful completion of coursework and exercises.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Purchase a Participant Manual and a non-rebreather mask.

  • Prior to coming to the class you must read all of the course materials and complete all knowledge reviews.