The 3rd level in recreational scuba diver training is the PADI Rescue Diver course.
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 looks like this:
• Theory with e-learning: Before you get into the water you will watch a video that explains theory and preview skills you practice during the course. You also have to read the e-learning manual and answer all knowledge reviews in the book, which your instructor will check with you, and you will finish the theory with a multiple choice exam. The reading and answering of all knowledge reviews must be completed before your arrival in the shop; the exam can be taken during your training days.
• Practice: During intense training days in confined and open water you will learn most important rescue diver techniques. You’ll practice handling scenarios such as out of air situations, distressed/panicked diver, or even rescuing unconcious diver and administering emergency oxygen. The minimum duration is 2 days (4 dives), but if you like to intensify your training you can choose to take the course over 3 days (6 dives).
Price includes PADI e-learning and certification, diving equipment rental incl. dive computer, use of all required special equipment, confined water training, boat trips to the Tayrona National Park for the in-water rescue training sessions, and snacks & drinks between the dives.
*** In case you don’t have a valid Emergency First Responder certificate 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). See all details here.
LEARN TO DIVE & STAY WITH US
Check out our beautiful hostal! Just right next to the dive shop we offer you the perfect place to stay in our newly renovated 6-bed dorm (shared room) with all amenities you need. You can choose in the package options to just book the course or include 2 or 3 nights (2 or 3 day course) in the most comfortable dorm Taganga has to offer. Due to high demand we can only guarantee the spot in the dorm if you get in touch with us before booking!