What You Learn
- Self rescue
- Recognising and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
What do I need to start?
- An Open Water Diver certification! You can enrol in the Rescue Diver Course as soon as you are a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
- To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios.
- You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
- Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
- Medically fit for the experience, complete our Medical Form
- Certified in a CPR programme within the past 24 months. (The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.)
PADI Emergency First Response
Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training.
Why Emergency First Response?
Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and feature an outstanding First Aid at Work component.
The company’s award-winning programs and state-of-the-art training materials make it a favorite among divers around the world.
Many divers take the Emergency First Response courses to meet program prerequisites, such as PADI Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.
The Emergency First Response program meets requirements for CPR and First Aid in the workplace (OSHA Guideline 29 CFR 1910.151) and incorporates the latest procedures for emergency patient care.
What do I need to start?
- No dive certification required
- No minimum age limit
What will I do?
The course incorporates independent study to prepare you for a classroom and hands-on skill development session with your instructor. You will learn the same patient care techniques used by medical professionals but at a layperson level.
Recognized by the HSE for “Competent Person” First Aid requirement
Are you really prepared?
Are you really prepared? Could you safely and effectively provide first aid in an emergency situation? Have you the first aid skills to save a life?
Much of first aid is common sense. Basic principles, such as knowing how to use an adhesive bandage or applying direct pressure on a bleed, are often acquired passively through life experiences. However, to provide effective, life-saving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training.
As with any training, it is more useful if it occurs before an actual emergency!
At NDS Malta we can provide training that will allow you to deliver first aid effectively through our Emergency First Response (EFR) programme.
Our EFR program covers:
- Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
- Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life-threatening.
- The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, AED and First Aid training course that teaches participants how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old.
So sign up today and become start the process of becoming an effective first aider and earn a globally recognised qualification.
Value life and be prepared!!
What will I do in the Rescue Diver Course?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the course you will cover:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
- Dive first aid
- Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- Emergency management and equipment
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing protocols
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
- Dive accident scenarios
How long will it take?
As little as three days. The initial training is completed in a swimming pool then it’s into open water for one day for the scenarios.
What will I need?
We supply all materials as part of the course. These will include: PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak, Any equipment needed for any pool training and the open water dives. Students are expected to own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots and gloves) although these are available to hire.
Where can I go from here?
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the a PADI Divemaster certification. Contact NDS Malta today to enrol in the PADI Rescue Package.