Are you an Advanced Open Water diver looking to take your diving career to the next level? Our OrcaNation diving team is happy to help you reach the next step: the PADI Rescue Diver course & Emergency First Response.
The Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive for the better. You will improve your own diving skills and become a more confident diver. On top of this, you will learn to expand your scope and keep an eye on other divers. This means you will become an even more desirable dive buddy as you will practice to recognize and fix minor issues with your fellow divers before they develop into big problems. Last, but certainly not least: you will have heaps of fun along the way! Read on to find out what you should become a Rescue Diver and what you will learn during your course with OrcaNation.
1. Improve your scuba skills and confidence underwater
During the Rescue Course, you learn how to navigate, search & recover underwater. Aided by plenty of practice with a dive compass, your PADI Instructor will make sure you are capable of navigating like a pro.
2. Be prepared for any emergency situation
You will practice various possible scenarios involving rescuing, for instance what to do if you come across a panicked and unresponsive diver. The Rescue Diver course also includes Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training. In case of an emergency on land or in water, you will be prepared to offer life saving assistance. You will be taught eight essential skills for helping others in an emergency. You will also have hands-on experience administering CPR using a special mannequin, practice bandaging and splinting, and have a chance to apply your new skills in role-playing scenarios.
3. Ensure the safety of your buddy and/or other divers in your group
Are you planning to dive with a family member, a friend, or your children? As a Rescue Diver you will feel comfortable to keep them safe underwater and it is very reassuring for less experienced divers to have a buddy who is a Rescue certified diver. This will allow them to focus all of their energy on the amazing feelings and sights underwater. After the course, you may also realize that you are watching over other members of the dive group.
When asking other divers about the Rescue Diver course, many say that although the course is quite serious and focused, it is also by far the best course they have done, as it’s a LOT of fun. OrcaNation’s instructors will keep you on your toes throughout the course, both in Singapore and at Rawa Island, by surprising you with various rescue scenarios you will have to manage. You can expect lots of laughter in between the focused learning, and, of course, some diving along the way – which us divers always love!
5. Qualify for the PADI Divemaster Course
If you are interested in continuing your diving education by turning scuba diving into a career, then the PADI Divemaster course is for you. The Rescue Diver course is the last scuba course to complete before you can start your journey to become an underwater tour guide. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are the foundation of your Divemaster training.
If time is a major constraint, OrcaNation can split the Rescue course between Singapore and at our dive center at Rawa Island. It is also possible to complete the entire course with our Rawa dive team. Flexibility is key; course times and dates can be organized around your busy schedule.
Contact us on [email protected] to receive more information and book your PADI Rescue course with us today!