A. Training Sessions:
The PADI Rescue Diver course is divided into 3 learning sessions:
1. Knowledge Development
This is where you learn concepts on self-rescue; recognizing and managing stress in other divers; emergency management and equipment; rescuing panicked divers; rescuing unresponsive divers.
a. Independent Study
Your instructor will meet you prior the course proper for a briefing and to give you the dive learning materials needed for your home-study.
The following action items below need to be completed prior meeting with your instructor for the knowledge review.
i. Read the Rescue Diver Manual
ii. Answer the Knowledge Reviews every end of the chapter
iii. Watch video
b. Knowledge Review (ave. 1-3 hours)
i. You and your instructor will meet to recap your answers on the knowledge reviews. He will also highlight important points and review the items you may have missed.
c. Final Exam (50-item multiple choice exam)
i. This can be taken during the breaks (or even at night) on the weekend when you’ll have your Open Water Training Session to give you more time to prepare. But you can take it in any schedule agreed upon whenever you are prepared.
2. Confined Water Dives (ave. 4-6 hours)
This is where you will practice the skills and concepts explained in the book, video and by your instructor. This is usually conducted in a pool in Makati. Your instructor will send additional details for the map and directions of the dive shop where you’ll have your confined water training session. You will have all the time needed in the pool to master the rescue skills.
3. Open Water Dives (usually one weekend)
This is where you will apply the rescue skills in open water scenarios. This is usually held in Anilao, Batangas.
1. Be 15 years or older
2. Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
3. Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years
1. Course Fee is Php 19,000 which includes.
a. Classroom and Pool use
b. Tank use during the confined water dives.
c. PADI Rescue Diver Manual
f. PADI Rescue Diver License
* Students will have to bring their own gear (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, weights, exposure suit).
2. Overnight Resort Fee depends on the resort of choice. But the estimated cost is around Php 7,000 which includes:
a. 4 buffet meals
b. Tank use for the open water dives
c. Dive Pass
d. Boat Dives
e. Resort Facility use which includes room sharing
* The estimated cost is based on room and boat sharing.
3. Transportation Cost and other incidental (snacks, soda, etc) are not included in any of the fees mentioned above.
a. If there are circumstances that will make you unavailable on the agreed upon training schedules, you have to inform your instructor 24 hours ahead of time to give him time to cancel the dive shop/resort reservation.
b. Failure to make the courtesy notice 24 hours before the training schedule will incur additional charges on your course fee to cover for the resort/shop penalties.
c. If you have to cancel your training schedules 3 times or more, you will be charged an additional 10% of the course fee to cover for logistics expenses.
d. Though the course is performance-based (and not time-based), if the student unusually needs more classroom/pool time, your instructor may request for additional charges to cover for extended classroom/pool sessions. Your instructor will discuss this with you if needed.
D. Payment Scheme:
a. First Payment – Php 13,000 as downpayment upon receipt of the Rescue Diver Manuals.
b. Second Payment – Php 6,000 on or before the start of the actual Rescue Training Session.