The 3rd level in recreational scuba diver training would is the PADI Rescue Diver course, and it takes 3 days to finish.
To sign up for this course you must have:
• an advanced certification from PADI or another agency;
• a first aid certification (done within the last 24 months).
The schedule for the Rescue Diver course could look like this:
• Theory: Before you get into the water you will watch a video that explains theory and preview skills you practice during the course in confined water. You also have to answer knowledge reviews in the book, which your instructor will check with you, and you will finish the theory with a multiple choice exam.
• Practice: 2 dives per day (3 days = 6 dives). You will do open water training exercises and practice handling emergency situations in realistic simulations.
Price includes PADI e-learning and certification, diving equipment rental incl. dive computer, 3 boat trips to the Tayrona National Park for the 6 in-water rescue training sessions, and snacks & drinks between the dives.
In case you don’t have a valid Emergency First Responder we would need to do that here too. This course can be taken in one day (Theory with video and book, knowledge reviews, exam; practice of general emergency medical care, CPR, AED). Price is US$ 79 all included.