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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning. It’s challenging, yet very rewarding.
What to Expect
The PADI Rescue Diver course is divided into 3 learning sessions:
- Knowledge Development 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. 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. (1) Read the Rescue Diver Manual (2) Answer the Knowledge Reviews every end of the chapter (3) Watch video. 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. There is 50-item final exam (multiple choice).
- Rescue Training Exercises This is where you will practice the skills and concepts explained in the book, video and by your instructor.
- Open Water Scenarios You will have 2 open water scenarios where you will apply the rescue skills you’ve previously learned.
This is the typical class schedule. We have flexibility in adjusting the program. Feel free to let us know your availability and preference so we can tailor-fit the program that suits you.
At least 1 week prior
Release of Manual
Start of Independent Study
Anilao, 8am – 8pm
|Review of Knowledge Reviews
Rescue Training Exercises
Anilao, 8am – 2pm
|Rescue Scenario 1
Rescue Scenario 2
Actual class schedule may slightly differ depending on resort, class pace, class size, weather, and other logistical concerns.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:
- Be 15 years or older
- Have an Advanced PADI Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Comfortable in the water and have adequate swimming skills
- Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years
- In good physical health. Please take a look at this medical statement. If all your answers are “NO”, then you are ready to enroll in the class. If you have a “YES” answer, please download and print the medical form and fill it out. Then see your physician to get a medical clearance by using the form you have accomplished. Bring the signed medical form when you enroll in the dive class and hand it over to your instructor.
- Course Fee is Php19,000
- Anilao Overnight Package is Php7,000 which includes room stay (twin sharing) and resort use; 4 meals; tanks; Conservation Pass (Dive Pass); Boat Fees; Instruction
- Students will have to bring their own gear (mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, weights, exposure suit).
Upon enrollment and release of the manual (Day 0), please prepare a downpayment of Php14,000. The course fee and Anilao Overnight Package are to be settled on the first day of the class.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +639178797326 to share your availability. We will then match the current class schedule and location.
- Once the dates have been finalized, we will meet-up so you can sign the forms and get the manuals.
- Once you have the manuals, start studying and we will then see you in the class.
- If you need transportation to/from Anilao, we can help arrange for carpool. Paid separately.
- Completion of the course is based on satisfactorily meeting performance requirements. We are more than happy to spend more time with you in the pool or Anilao to develop your skills to become a competent and confident diver. Any cost implication (if there will be) will be discussed separately.