Taking your PADI Open Water Diver course is an exhilarating, fulfilling and empowering experience. On the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, divers learn to explore more and gain confidence underwater. So what is the PADI Rescue Diver Course for then you ask..
Why take a PADI Rescue Diver course?
Often divers are unsure of the benefits of taking the PADI Rescue Diver course. Put it off because they think it is beyond them or they want to hone their skills with more practice beforehand. The fact is, these are the things you gain from doing the PADI Rescue Diver course.
Anybody Adventure diver up can take it… ANYBODY
The PADI Rescue Diver program focuses and encourages individualised techniques. This means that the best way to perform the task is the way that you find SUITS YOU best. While one technique may seem beyond one diver, for another it is more suited when an easier method did not make sense. A macho-weight lifting, giant might seem like the only candidate but in fact, the truth is anybody can perform the skills. It’s as simple as finding the method that best suits the diver, plus we’re all weightless in the water anyway right?!
Your skills ARE good to go.
Maybe you don’t see why you should take the course or you are not sure your skills are up to scratch? Part of the PADI Rescue Diver course take’s another look at some of the Open Water Diver skills as well. There is added practice where you’ll find your skills are much better than you originally thought. When you practice these again with your Dive Instructor you’ll get the extra help as well, it’s part of the course.
Your dives will NOT be interrupted.
Being a PADI Rescue Diver does not mean your dives are interrupted by helping wayward divers. The Rescue Diver in a group is actually less likely to be interrupted by “calls to duty” because less problems occur. The course helps to safeguard your diving from issues by teaching you what to look out for. In part this helps with keeping your diving experiences on a good plane, preventing issues, often before they arise. Being a certified Rescue Diver makes your diving less problematic rather than the opposite.