Rescue Diver Course Content

The Rescue Diver course has three main components:
  • Knowledge development (studied online, independently prior to the confined water session) to give you an introduction to how to assess potential rescue situations and the skills needed to perform a successful rescue.
  • Confined water training, where we take the theory and put it into practice. You will be shown different rescue techniques and how to adapt them to different situations. The pool session will help you to get the core skills mastered before trying them out in the sea.  
  • Open Water Training - You will build on the skills learnt in the pool and practice them in open water. 
    • Rescue Scenarios - at the end of the course you will take part in two or more 'real life' scenarios where you will decide on, and enact, a course of action to help a diver, based on the skills you have already mastered.

The course typically takes place over 3-4 days, depending if First Aid training is required.

Day 1: 08.30 - 16.00

  • Introductions, paperwork and theory review
  • First Aid Training (if required) or Pool session

Day 2: 08.30 - 16.00

  • Pool session and/or Open Water Session

Day 3: 08.30 - 16.00

  • Open Water Session (with rescue scenarios if time allows)

Day 4: 08.30 - 16.00

  • Rescue scenarios