Rescue Diver Course Roatan

Choose the PADI Rescue Diver course in Roatan and take your confidence, safety and knowledge to the next level. This course is a requirement for the Master Diver or for the professional path to Divemaster. This is a fun course where you will learn self-rescue, rescue above and below the water and techniques to keep you and other divers safe. 

Why PADI Rescue Diver?
While unlikely, emergencies can and do occur in scuba diving. The PADI Rescue Diver course gives you the tools so that you can anticipate and respond to a variety of diving-related emergency scenarios. Through Roatan Diving Center Scuba School professional and experienced instruction, you will gain confidence in your own diving abilities as well as develop the critical thinking skills necessary to take your first steps towards becoming a Master Diver or PADI Divemaster.

You need to have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization), and have successfully completed the Emergency First Response course (or another sanctioned CPR/First Aid program) within the last 24 months. Many people take their EFR course concurrently with their Rescue Diver as Roatan Diving Center gives a $40 discount when both are taken together. 

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent issues before they happen as well as confidently manage dive emergencies. Knowledge development sessions are followed by confined and skills training and open water scenarios, where you will cover:

  • Self Rescue Skills
  • Tired diver Tow
  • Calming and Handling a Panicked diver
  • Response from shore, dock or boat (responsive diver)
  • Distressed diver underwater
  • Missing diver search and rescue techniques
  • Surfacing and initiating rescue breaths for the unresponsive diver underwater and at surface
  • First aid for pressure related (barotrauma) injuries and oxygen administration
  • Response from shore or boat, unresponsive diver

At Island Diving Center we believe people learn best through repetition so in each skill area we will show you the proper technique, assist you as you perform the skill and then let you perform the skill without assistance. The knowledge development portion involves five knowledge reviews that your instructor will cover with you, the creation of an emergency assistance plan for a specific dive site and a final exam.

Allow a total of approximately 4 days for EFR and PADI Rescue Diver training.

After successfully completing your Padi Rescue Diver and EFR certifications, you are ready to go for your professional level PADI Divemaster or Master Diver Certifications. 

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