The Rescue Diver course is the next step after the Advanced Open Water course. There’s no minimum amount of logged dives necessary to start this course. What you do need is a valid EFR certificate or another equivalent First Aid certification. It is possible to follow the EFR course at the same time as you do the Rescue Diver course.
What is important though is that you know the basic skills of diving very well, like maintaining neutral buoyancy, and that you are in good physical condition.
During the Rescue Diver course, you will learn skills that make you more aware of all aspects of diving. U will learn how to handle problems on the surface as well as underwater, which can be life-saving.
Don’t think too lightly about this course. The in-water sessions are intense and ask a lot of energy. Repeating exercises, even when you are tired, push your limits to make you a better Rescue Diver in the end. If you know your limits you know when you can act on an emergency yourself, or when it’s better to ask for assistance!
You will see that after doing the Rescue Diver course you will experience diving in a different way. You will be more aware of everything that might be a danger to you or your buddy and will be paying attention to all of this during your dives.
Included in the price are:
- Study material
- Use of dive-gear