Friday, 22 November 2013

Rescue Course

The Rescue Course is probably the most challenging and rewarding of all the recreational dive courses. The Diver course is a crucial step in a diver's education and is highly recommended to all divers. Divers  move beyond just diving for fun by expanding their knowledge and come to appreciate and understand the importance of diver safety and incident minimization and management.

The course includes  the following topics:
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Exits
  • Dive accident scenarios

With its emphasis on prevention, self-rescue, and the importance of managing situations effectively, the Rescue Diver Course will equip you to deal with a wide range of typical problems, making you a better buddy, and increasing your confidence as a diver.

Having completed your study online, your first day will consist of confined water work, equipping you with basic skills such as assisting panicking or non-responsive divers.

The second day is spent taking part in emergency scenarios like conducting searches, and bringing an unconscious diver to shore safely, as well as learning how to administer oxygen, and in-water artificial ventilation techniques.

At Dive-In Larnaca, Cyprus we run the SDI and PADI Rescue courses at Green Bay in Protaras where you get the practice the skills required and test your ability to solve problems under pressure and then deal with difficult situations before they develop into full-blown crises.

To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must

  • Be 12 years or older (15 years for SDI course)
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver or SDI Advanced Adventure certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.
Rescue course costs 325euro plus 35euros for certification and approx 105euro for the online study. Prices include all equipment hire for the course and a pocket mask.

For more information contact Chris or Sheri at or visit our website at


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