Some would say this is the most rewarding dive course they ever did – The PADI Rescue Diver Course with S’Algar Diving in Menorca. Up until now you have been just looking in on yourself and dealing with things as they happen. The PADI Rescue Diver Course teaches not only to look at the bigger picture but more importantly gives you the knowledge and skills to assist others plus spot potential issues before they become a problem.
To the rescue | PADI Rescue Course in Menorca
This course is great for your own benefit as a recreational diver, or might be a step in stone from the recreational diver to your first professional level as a PADI Divemaster. The course is spread over three exciting days and is packed with great knowledge and diving skills. You will spend the best part of one day in the classroom, unless you would like to opt for eLearning, prior to arriving in Menorca. There are videos to watch and knowledge development sections in the Rescue Course’s dedicated manual need completing. Finally, there is, as always, a final exam. Then we move on to the wet bit, where you will learn among many other things:
- To demonstrate skills from the Self-Rescue Review in confined or open water
- Spot possible causes of diver emergencies
- Accident management
- Identifying a diver in need
- Common equipment problems
- Diver rescue procedures
- First Aid and injury treatment
- Missing diver procedures
- In/Out water rescue skills
- To demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1 to 10 in open water.
- Participate in Rescue Scenarios in open water.
- And finally, prepare an Emergency Assistance Plan for a dive site.
Take your next step | PADI Rescue Diver Course, Menorca
During the course, you will as well experience and get to use First aid kits, oxygen unit, pocket masks, floats, marker buoys, CPR mannequins etc. Trust me when I say that this course is one you have been waiting for and you will thoroughly enjoy it.
How’s my day looking?
A typical day starts at 09:00 and finishes around 17:00 with an hour break for lunch, usually between 13:00 till 14:00. You can bring your own lunch or enjoy your lunch break at one of the restaurants in S’Algar. Please understand that all time is approximate, as each course has its own dynamics.
So, Can I do it?
- You need to hold a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or similar.
- Be 12 years of age or old on the first day of the course.
- You will also need a First Aid Certificate that is either less than 2 years old or has been renewed in the last 2 years. We recommend the PADI Emergency First Responder (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care with CPR Course.
What do I get?
- PADI Rescue Diver Manual and Emergency Action Planning Slate
- Equipment hire for the duration of your course
- Insurance during the course
- Air fills
- Professional Team
- And once you successfully master all the skills etc. final certification.
What is not included?
- Cost of medical certificate
- Anything not mentioned above
- Dive computer
- Pocket mask
What do I need to bring with me?
- Swimwear and if you have one of those swim caps with flowers that would be nice.
- Beef sandwich with English mustard on crusty white bread sandwich for your Instructor
- Manual, bring your PADI Academic material every day
- The medical certificate or letter from your doctor.
- Packed lunch or funds to enjoy lunch at our preferred restaurant in S’Algar, the Pirata.
- Like all training courses, courses are paid for but certification is earned.
OK, so I have done that. What’s next?
As mention above this course forms the final step in stone between you and your first step on the professional ladder. The next step after this course is the PADI Divemaster Course.