The Rescue Diver course is challenging yet immensely rewarding scuba diving certification in India. Through this course, divers gain newfound confidence in their diving skills - and are able to put them to good use by helping out fellow divers. Rescue divers learn to prevent accidents and solve problems underwater, while also becoming a better diving buddy by being able to identify potential problems before they occur. There are several scuba diving institutes in India that offer this course. The subject may be serious, but the divers often find this course to be extremely fun!
PADI Rescue Diver course prerequisites:
- Must be 12 years or older.
- Must be in good physical health.
- Must be a certified adventure open water diver/ adventure junior open water diver or have an equivalent certification.
- Must have completed an underwater navigation dive.
- Must complete EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches the diver to identify potential emergencies, prevent them and deal with them if they occur. Through a number of topics and exercises, divers learn to put their skills to good use:
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Recognizing and managing stress in fellow divers
- Emergency management and equipment
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course equipment:
Apart from the basic scuba equipment, rescue divers also use pocket masks to practice resuscitation in water. Other types of equipment for this course include CPR mannequins, marker buoys, oxygen unit, floats and additional gear such as your own first aid diving kit.