This course represents the most challenging and rewarding of the non-professional courses.
Building upon what you have already learned in previous diving and EFR or equivalent First Aid courses, this course teaches you how to recognise and prevent diver problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
This is the first time as a recreational diver that you have to start thinking about other divers as well as yourself. The course reviews self rescue techniques, rescue of other divers, recognizing diver stress or panic in others and the correct way to respond.
We start on dry land reviewing the Rescue Course DVD and accompanying manual. After watch in the DVD you will complete all the knowledge reviews for each chapter. You are also required to make an emergency action plan. Then there is a final exam.
You practice new rescue skills in confined water sessions off the beach. Starting with self rescue you refresh many of the skills from the Open Water Course. Rescue Skills included dealing with tired and panicked divers and responding to both responsive and non responsive divers in trouble.
The last parts of the course are the final scenarios which can be sprung on you at anytime. You will put together all that you have learnt in this course and deal with two final rescue situations.
It is a seriously fun course which will transform the way you think about diving!
You can expand your knowledge of emergency equipment by enrolling in our Oxygen Provider Course which can be done alongside your Rescue Course.
Once you are a PADI Rescue Diver the next step in diving is to become a dive professional by training as a PADI Divemaster. Another option if you do not want a career in diving is to complete PADI Specialities and work towards becoming a PADI Master SCUBA Diver.
Prices are fully inclusive of diving equipment rental, fruit, water, tea, coffee & dive instructor fees
We must let you know that certain medical conditions may prevent you from scuba diving such as asthma and heart conditions. If you are currently taking any medications, or are unsure about your fitness to dive, please have a look at the Diving Medical Questionnaire. If you answer YES to any to any questions listed then you must print out the RSTC Medical form and take it to your physician prior to coming to Thailand.
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