PADI Rescue & First Aid

PADI Rescue & First Aid

PADI Rescue Diver

The rescue diver course is a fun filled course, and, it increases awareness on various aspects of scuba diving. Many concepts covered in the course can be used in our everyday lives.

PADI Rescue Diver course theory

As soon as you are interested in this course, start right away with the new PADI Rescue Diver manual and DVD. It is necessary to do the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter. A Total Diving instructor will be designated to answer all your questions. 

Self-rescue, prevention is better than the cure!

Learning the art of rescue prevention. Rescue divers are trained to recognize the sign before an incident actually occurs. Prevention is good for us too.

Analysis and stress management during the PADI Rescue Diver course 

Understanding of the human’s natural responses to stress is essential. Every person reacts differently to stress. You will be well equipped to recognize diver stress. Divers often do not communicate when unwell.

Scuba diving rescue in the PADI Rescue Diver course

During your training you will have the opportunity to practice rescue techniques in a controlled environment. You’ll realize there is more than one way to act in a rescue situation. The instructor will let you practice as per your abilities and physical endurance. These are simulations, and your instructor will help you achieve your personal goals. Practices may be held in a confined environment at the pool or in an open water environment such as Kahnawake quarry. 

Practical rescue scenarios in the PADI Rescue Diver

During the last step in your rescue training you’ll respond to simulated emergencies from A to Z. Scenarios will be adapted to the students’ abilities. In order to be an efficient rescuer, it’s important to stay within our own limits. These scenarios help in the overall rescue management.  All our PADI instructors are supervised by a working Paramedic.

A good PADI Rescue Diver course is but a portion of rescue training. Our program includes the PADI Oxygen Provider course, which is a PADI specialty.

PADI Oxygen Provider course

This oxygen therapy course is much more than just giving oxygen to an injured diver or a diver suffering from a decompression illness. It’s a first aid course for divers. Includes lots of theory on different decompression illnesses, barotraumas, and near drowning. It is easy to don an oxygen mask but recognizing subtle diving problems is more complex.

No need to be a scuba diver to take this course. If you have someone who accompany you to the water’s edge, this person will become the designated helper in an emergency.

The Emergency First Response first aid course

This is a first aid course required for divers enrolled in the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course is for all everyday emergencies. Of course our EFR instructors are all scuba enthusiasts. They will make links to scuba diving, but it is not the main objective. This ILCOR recognized program is indispensable. Everyone should know how to administer a proper CPR.

No need to be a scuba diver to take this course. If you have someone who accompany you to the water’s edge, this person will become the designated helper in an emergency.

We have packages that include all these courses for very advantageous price.

A lot of what is covered in these courses will be very useful for the PADI Divemaster  or PADI instructor professional trainings. 

You wish to become a first aid instructor. No need to be a diver for that. You can become an EFR instructor after your EFR training.

Did you know that Total Diving has their very own EFR examiner who can train master EFR instructors? Contact our experts.