Rescue Diver Courses

PADIRescue Diver Courses

 


We have two great Rescue course options from which to choose:

Option 1 – the standard PADI Rescue Diver

The best buddy you can have is one who can manage his or her own self, prevent emergencies and solve problems. This Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding your diving knowledge and experience. You will learn to look beyond yourself and consider the well-being of other divers. Rescue training is serious, challenging and promises to build your confidence.


Knowledge Development (classroom) & Confined
Water (pool) Exercises

Prior to the classroom and pool sessions, you will need to complete the independent study using either PADI eLearning or PADI Home-Study materials

Rescue DiverThere are two combined classroom/pool sessions. During these sessions, your instructor will; provide you with some hints, tips and suggestions that will optimize your water experience, discuss logistics and provide equipment suggestions for the course.  During the pool sessions you will perform 10 rescue-training exercises, practice a variety of techniques and develop your skill and self-confidence.

You’ll learn:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers

Open Water Scenarios

During the Open Water Scenarios, you will have the opportunity to further your skill development, and apply the many skills learning in the pool, by performing two emergency scenarios (one on the surface and one underwater).  This will be done in a single day.

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Prerequisites

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification, PADI Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years. DAN DEMP is perfect!

Equipment

Part of being a prepared Rescue Diver is having the proper safety equipment. Beyond the standard scuba equipment, you will need to own the following safety items:

  • Signaling device (surface and underwater)
  • Pocket mask (this is included with your PADI materials)
  • First aid kit
  • Compass
  • Blank slate

Course Fee

Local, Blue Hole or Crater – $195

 Course Includes:

  • Tanks & Fills
  • Weights & weight belt
  • Entry Fee (when at the Blue Hole)
  • Certification Card & Photo
  • Knowledge Development & Pool Sessions
  • Open Water Scenarios

Not Included:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins & booties
    These may be rented
  • Regulator, BCD, Gauges or computer
    These may be rented
  • Wetsuit for Blue Hole or Local dives
    This may be rented
  • Specialty items mentioned above
  • Transportation, Meals & Lodging
  • Local park entry fee or Crater entry fee
  • PADI eLearning or Home-Study Materials
  • CPR/First Aid training

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STANDARD RESCUE DIVER COURSE

Click to see the upcoming class schedule and reserve your spot now, or call (303) 789-2450!

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.


Option 2 – A-1’s Ultimate PADI Rescue Diver

The Ultimate Rescue Diver is…

someone who can handle just about any aspect of a diving related emergency. They are THE PERSON we all want on the scene and they are THE PERSON who possesses the necessary knowledge and skills. This program is designed to prepare you to manage and control the many difficulties and challenges faced during a diving emergency.

Upon completion of the program…

you will be trained and certified in the following courses: PADI Rescue Diver, DAN DEMP (Dive Emergency Management Provider) and three PADI Distinctive Specialties (Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment and Hazardous Marine Life Injuries).


The Knowledge Development, Confined Water Exercises and Open Water Scenarios are the same as Option 1

This is the same as option 1 above

Prerequisites

Same as Rescue Diver Course above

Equipment

Same as Rescue Diver Course above


Open Water Scenario Options & Fee

1. Complete the Open Water Scenarios Locally

  • Ultimate Rescue Diver Course – $504 plus tax

2. Complete the Open Water Scenarios at the Blue Hole

  • Ultimate Rescue Diver Course – $504 plus tax

3. Complete the Open Water Scenarios at the Crater

  • Ultimate Rescue Diver Course – $504 plus tax

Includes

  • Same as standard PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • DAN DEMP Courses
  • All Student Materials – PADI Rescue Diver Manual, Slate, Rescue DVD, Pocket Mask, DAN DEMP eBook Handbook & slates
    Note: PADI Rescue eLearning is not included in this package. Only the standard PADI Home-Study kit is included.
  • Non-Rebreather Mask
  • Three PADI Distinctive Specialties (Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries, Neurological Assessment and Hazardous Marine Life Injuries)
  • Challenges, excitement and tons of FUN!

Not Included

  • Mask, snorkel, fins & booties
    These may be rented
  • Regulator, BCD, Gauges or computer
    These may be rented
  • Wetsuit for Blue Hole or Local dives
    This may be rented
  • Specialty items mentioned above
  • Transportation, Meals & Lodging
  • Local park entry fee or Crater entry fee
  • PADI eLearning or Home-Study Materials

There’s More!

We know that the Ultimate Rescue Diver is one who aspires to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, our industries highest non-instructor rating. To receive this coveted rating one must be a PADI Advanced Diver (or equivalent), PADI Rescue Diver, current in CPR/First Aid and possess FIVE PADI Specialties. By taking the Ultimate Rescue Diver Course, you will have completed over 85% of the MSD requirements.

To help attain this distinguished rating we want to offer you the following: Take any two additional specialties (non-diving – Nitrox, Equipment, Coral Reef Conservation) or diving (Night, Deep, Navigation, Dry Suit, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Altitude, AWARE – Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, etc) and receive 15% off the course fee.

Note: PADI materials are not included and must be purchased separately. When appropriate A-1 will provide tanks and weights however you will need to either own or rent the remaining diving equipment for all specialties requiring open water dives.


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THE ULTIMATE RESCUE DIVER COURSE

Because the Ultimate Rescue Diver involves several programs and a number of student materials, you will need to call or stop by A-1 Scuba & Travel Aquatics Center to enroll and take advantage of the package pricing. Please call 303-789-2450.

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your fees.