The PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response combined course can best be described as rewarding and fun. It encourages divers to learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. You will learn about self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, surface and underwater distressed diver response. You will also learn how to deal with missing divers and how to surface an unconscious diver.
In the Emergency First Response (EFR) you will learn primary care, basic first Aid and CPR and secondary care, injury and illness assessment and bandaging. This is all at a reduced rate when combined with the Rescue Diver course.
Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course will prepare you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond to many different situations. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills to carry out a successful rescue of a diver.
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
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An appropriate certification in first aid and CPR within the previous 24 months
Be medically fit to dive, please carefully read the medical declaration below
Prestudy course manual and fill in review sections before the course start date
12 years (12 to 14 year olds will be certified as PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
How is the course run?
4 day course
Day 1, Emergency first response training course, classroom only
Day 2 is theory, where you will review your Knowledge Development with an instructor and complete a short exam. It is then into the pool, where you will practice rescue techniques and finding the ones that work best for yourself.
Day 3, we will go into the Lake and transfer the skills from the pool into an open water environment,until you are 100% comfortable with the skills.
Day 4 is called Scenario Day, where you will come across an array of different rescue scenarios and get evaluated on how you react to the problems that arrive during the day.
What can I do after the course?
PADI Master Scuba Diver
A wide range of PADI Specialties
What it will cost and what you’ll need
- PADI Crew Pack Rescue, Ultimate (RRP: £64725)
- EFR Manual (RRP: £13.58)
- PADI Life time Rescue certification
- 2 Year EFR certification
- Kit Hire included (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauges, dive computer, air)
What's not Included?
Transport to dive sites
Dive site fees Andark lake entry fee of £10 per day
Basic equipment for open water dives, mask, snorkel, fins and boots (hood and gloves from October to May)
There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty upgrade
Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others, should the need arise. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider takes your knowledge of Oxygen systems to a new level so that you will be able to recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and be prepared to offer aid.
What it will cost and what you’ll need
Upgrade fee £90
Emergency Oxygen Provider manual
Certification that lasts a life time.
Course normally sells at £112
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How to book
Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.