first aid and cpr
The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to make you more aware of yourself and fellow divers to prevent as well as partake in rescues if the situation arises. The theory is presented via e-Learning which you can do at your own pace. A pre-requisite is that you have completed the Advanced Certification, first aid and CPR in the last 24 months. If you have not then the EFR (Emergency First Response) course can be incorporated and started the day prior to the course.
The rescue course involves one day of pool training followed by two days at sea over which time you will partake in 10 exercises and complete two full rescue scenarios.
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Response from boat or shore
Surfacing unresponsive diver
Unresponsive diver at the surface
Exiting unresponsive diver
First aid for pressure related injuries
Get comfortable with your compass. One of the exercises is the missing diver during which a hypothetical missing diver must be found. Frequently we use a weight belt as the diver for you to find. You will have to use compass navigation to perform a search pattern to locate your victim. A good review of how to use the compass will help a lot.