Are you a diver looking for a challenging addition to your dive qualifications? Many scuba divers say that the PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging course they’ve ever taken. However, the rewarding feeling it brings is more than enough reason to undertake the challenge. If you’re ready to push yourself and gain some life-long skills, read on about becoming a rescue diver in Bali.
Why become a rescue diver?
When you learn to scuba dive you learn basic problem solving and management. The PADI Rescue Diver course with Gangga Divers goes way past the basics and teaches divers to prevent and manage problems and help other divers in problematic or dangerous situations.
Even if you are already confident in the water, this extra knowledge allows you to level up your self-assurance and assist those divers that are less confident. If you are lucky you won’t ever have to rescue yourself or other divers in danger. But having these skills and confidence will change the way you dive for life.
What the Course Entails
During the Rescue Diver course you do a lot of problem solving exercises that will prepare you for any type of emergency. You will undertake rescue exercises that will ensure you can respond quickly and effectively when problems arise.
Rescuing yourself from tricky situations, rescuing panicked divers and also responding quickly if a diver becomes unresponsive are three of the skills you will be practicing during the course. You will also learn how to recognize when other divers become stressed so you can respond immediately and effectively.
Making sure you know how to manage emergency equipment is another major part of the course. You will become familiar with pocket masks to practice resuscitation in the water, oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and sometimes CPR mannequins. Your instructor may also talk about first aid kit necessities.
To join the PADI Rescue Diver course with Gangga Divers at Lotus Bungalows Candidasa, you must be at least 12 years old and be certified as a PADI Adventure Diver. This means you will also already be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.
You must also hold a current First Aid and CPR and have completed the 1-day Emergency First Response certificate, which is also available with Gangga Divers.
Ready to Become a Rescue Diver?
One of the reasons Gangga Divers loves PADI Courses is the easy-to-use online eLearning options. You can sign up for the Rescue Diver Online course and start learning before you even arrive in Bali.
Learning at your own pace can make it easier to really take in the information without becoming overloaded during the 4-day Rescue Diver course. It also gives you access to the online Rescue Diver Manual, which is useful before and after the course.
You can also choose to do this work with the professional instructors at Gangga Divers while you stay at Lotus Bungalows. They will set up sessions for you and others on the course to cover the same information that is in the eLearning material.
Take on the Challenge!
If you think you’re ready to take the leap but have other questions you would like to ask, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below.