Most divers who dive regularly will do their PADI Advanced Open Water Course, even if it is just to be able to do deep dives. However, many people stop here, so why should you continue? Here are 3 reasons why you should do the PADI Rescue Diver Course!
- Become a better dive buddy
When you begin to dive, the focus is on taking care of yourself in the water. As you continue your training, the focus moves from only yourself to becoming aware of other divers. During the PADI Rescue Diver Course you review the self-rescue skills, and then learn how to recognise potential problems in other divers. You’ll learn how to think like a Rescue Diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor.
- Become more confident in your skills as a diver
After this course, you will feel more confident as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. Your diver awareness will have increased and therefore you will be a much more competent diver.
During the confined and open water sessions, you’ll cover among other things:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
- Diver first aid
- Swimming and non-swimming rescue technique
- Emergency management and equipment
Many people asked me why I would want to do this course since I just started diving. While diver emergencies are pretty rare. I would still feel more safe and confident in the water once I know what to do in case of an emergency. I think it is always good to know how to help yourself and maybe even your buddy in case you lose your guide; no matter if you are an Open Water Diver or an Instructor.
- It is the most challenging, yet most rewarding and fun course.
Every diver I have asked about this course has told me that it is both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, the best course they’ve ever taken. It was a challenge, yes, but it was combined with a lot of fun!
Some of the others diver said they like having this certification not only for emergencies under the water but in their everyday life, like an ordinary household emergency.
There are so many reason why I want to do the PADI Rescue Diver course, these are just three of them! What diver certification do you have, and what was your motivation behind getting it?