The Rescue Diver course consists of 4 phases. First is the Rescue Diver classroom section that can be completed in person or through the E Learning online version from home. Second is the classroom section for the Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care. You will be required to complete an exam for both sections that takes approx 60 minutes. Third you will get into the pool to practice rescue skills. The final section will be in the open water where you will complete mock scenarios that encompass both the rescue skills and the Emergency First Response skills.
The Rescue Diver course is just as much about mental skills as it is physical skills. You will learn that the best way to complete a rescue is to prevent it from happening. Learning how to recognize potential problems under water, at the surface, on the boat, or on the dock will prove to be extremely valuable. Mental awareness and mental toughness is crucial to becoming a viable rescue diver. Once in the water you will be taught different techniques to utilize to rescue different types of victims. This is a really fun and rewarding course that all recreational divers should complete.
Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care is a course that will be useful anywhere and anytime you are in place with a person in need of emergency care. When a medical emergency arises there is usually a period of time in between the incident occurring and professional emergency personnel arriving on scene. What happens during that time period will often have a great impact on the outcome for the person in need. This course will teach you how identify potential problems and what you can do to help.