PADI Rescue Diver Course
Course - Go Dive Tasmania
Who should take this course?
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course isn't just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. The course is run over two consecutive days. Topics include:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
- PADI Rescue Diver Manual
- Theory Session
- Pool Session (day 1)
- Ocean Session (day 2)
- Tanks and weights
What do I need?
- You will need your own dive gear gear. If you do not have your own gear, gear hire is available in store
- You will need to hold a current First Aid Certificate (within the last 24 months). If not, why not add a First Aid course as a combo.
- Please see this link for information on diving doctors in your area: Diving Doctor List
- You must be at least 15 years old to complete this experience within Australia.
- Anyone age 45 years and over MUST complete a recreational diving medical with a doctor prior to starting their course
- If you have had COVID you MUST have a recreational diving medical completed before you can start your training.
- You will be required to complete a medical statement which may result in you needing to complete a medical with a doctor. Click here to read the PADI RSTC Diving Medical before you book.
- You must be able to swim at least 200 meters and float for 10 minutes unassisted.
- By purchasing the course online you agree to a non refundable deposit of $150 per person booked regardless of all other conditions
- Courses are only partially refundable (less $150 non refundable deposit) subject to failing a recreational diving medical and supplying the failed medical to: firstname.lastname@example.org if within 14 days of start of course, no refunds will be given.
- No refunds will be given to cancellations within 14 days of start of course.
- Switching selected courses dates within 14 days of start of course will incur a $245 re-booking fee per person booked.
- Not attending or failing to complete the course will incur a $245 re-booking fee to try again, this is allowed once only. Any further attempts will incur a full course charge.
- Upon booking the course we will contact you via email/phone for you details, please respond in a timely manner to ensure you receive your online learning
I feel so much more confident in my ability to be able to handle a dive issue head on now. I know what I am capable of and have had access to the resources to continue to remind myself and practice these skills.
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This review is for my experience of my recent rescue course provided by Go Dive Tasmania in Hobart.
The course is great. The instructor is knowledgeable and passionate about diving, great communications and plenty of good training and feedback to each student. At the first I was worried because a group of 5 students were a bit more than I thought it would be ideal for a dive course with many practices but the instructor had done a great job looking after every single one without rushing but indeed improving each student's skills.