Are you the type of diver that is comfortable in the water and really enjoys growing with this sport? Are you always seeing everything around you, including other divers? Are you the type of person that wants to be able to help others? Then the PADI Rescue Diver Course, at Lone Star Scuba in Fort Worth, might be the answer. Lone Star Scuba usually runs the PADI Rescue Diver Course monthly, April through October.
When you talk to most rescue divers, they will tell you that this course was the most enjoyable and challenging course they have taken. In the PADI Rescue Diver Course you learn the skills of self-rescue, diver rescue, emergency situation management, as well as accident prevention. It’s really not just enough to be able to solve problems, but we want you to know how to prevent problems from happening. The knowledge and skills you take away from this course will make you a strong asset in any dive situation, as well as giving you the confidence to help others, if ever needed.
The class is actually two parts and two different classes combined. The reason for this is because the PADI Rescue Diver Class has as one of its perquisites training as an Emergency First Responder. The EFR class trains future Rescue Divers in CPR, AED and first aid skills. These are vital skills that can be used anywhere, not just scuba diving. The rescue diver course itself is divided into three subparts; Knowledge Development, Skill Development and finally, Scenario Practice. The Scenario Practice puts all the training together and allows you to use your knowledge and skills in real life situations.
The Rescue Diver Class is usually held over a long weekend. EFR before the Rescue Class begins and then Friday night classroom and lake sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The cost of the Rescue Diver Course (non-eLearning) is $250 plus the required crew pack which is $75. Discounted rental gear is available for students enrolled in the course.
If you would like to begin your PADI Rescue Diver certification now, follow the link below to begin the course online:
• 12 years old
Note: 12-14 year old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications
• PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification – must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
• PADI Open Water Divers may participate in Knowledge Development and Rescue Exercises in confined water
• EFR® Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. Training may be completed along with rescue diver course.
Required Materials & Equipment in Addition to Basic SCUBA Equipment:
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• Diving Accident Management Work Slate
• Log Book
• Pocket Mask