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Rescue & E.F.R.

What is the padi rescue diver course?

How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the P.A.D.I. Rescue Diver Programme! This course develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The programme is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. Rescue diver is also a prerequisite for all P.A.D.I. leadership programs. This is probably the most interesting and important programme you will ever complete during your diver training. You will learn skills that not only qualify you to assist your buddy or any other diver in need of help, but you will also increase your own skill and awareness level in the water.

PADI Rescue 01 - 2 Across

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What makes up the program?

You'll complete theory and pool sessions over the Saturday, covering situations such as Self Rescue, Diver Stress, Diving First Aid, Emergency Management and Equipment Considerations. We use these theory and pool sessions to become familiar with procedures for the open water exercises, and completing your exam. You will then spend Sunday on one of our local beaches demonstrating these skills in an actual dive environment, NOT in Lake Pupuke!

The situations you will prepare for are:

  • Tired diver
  • Panicked diver
  • Response from shore/boat to a conscious victim
  • Distressed diver underwater
  • Missing diver
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • Unconscious diver at the surface
  • Egress with an unconscious diver
  • First Aid for pressure-related accidents
  • Response from shore/boat to an unconscious victim
  • Scenario #1 - Underwater search
  • Scenario #2 - Response, egress and management.

PADI Rescue 02 - 2 AcrossWhat are the prerequisites?

To get into the Rescue Diver program, you'll need to be certified as a P.A.D.I. Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) and be 15 years or older. You also need to have successfully completed a First Aid course (such as the P.A.D.I. Emergency First Response program) within the last two years.

Do I need another Dive Medical?

If you have completed a Dive Medical within the last twelve months, all we need is a copy of the completed form. If it has been more than twelve months, you need to complete a new Medical. Dive Centre Ltd_Medical_Form (137K)  Everyone doing a dive course needs to complete a medical questionaire, and if the answer to any question is yes, then you have to get it signed off by a Doctor. (If if the answer to all questions is 'No", you don't need to go to the Doctor at all - You can just sign teh completed form and hand it in to us at the start of your course). If you need to, you can go to your normal family Doctor, but if you have any issues like a history of Asthma, Heart Condition, Insulin dependent diabetes, major ear or sinus problems, you should go to a Doctor with "training in fitness for diving medical assessments". Click here to see the list of Doctors.

How much does it cost?

Your Dive Centre Rescue Diver Course is $399 and includes your Manual, Air fills, certification fees and any Scuba Equipment you may need! When you participate in any of our programs you receive ongoing benefits including a 25% reduction on hire gear charges, a minimum 10% reduction on all purchases not already on special, as well as many other benefits - and this lasts for 12 months after your course!

After successfully completing the program, you'll receive the most internationally recognised Rescue Diver Certification Card in the world! Don't wait until after a dive emergency to become a Rescue Diver. Take this course and you will always be prepared - Anytime, anywhere!

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Emergency First Response Course

Want to be ready in an emergency? Then this programme is for you! The E. F. R. programme covers basic training for CPR and emergency care. In addition, it's medically based, covering primary care, secondary care and treatments.


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What are the prerequisites?PADI EFR 01 - 2 Across

This programme is designed for divers and non-divers alike! As long as you are at least 10 years old you can complete this first aid course. It is not diving specific and covers many different accident situations.

How long does it take?

The course runs over two four hour evenings, usually scheduled prior to the Rescue Diver Course.

How much does it cost?

The cost is $150 and includes all manuals and certification fees.

So if you're seeking CPR and first aid training to meet the Rescue Course requirement or just for personal enhancement, the P.A.D.I. Emergency First Response Course is for you!

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FEB 2020

EFR-2-20 Thurs 20 (6.30pm - 9.30pm)

R-2-20 Sat 22 (9am - Approx. 4pm) - Sun 23 (9am - Approx. 3pm) 

June 2020

EFR-6-20 Tue 3 (6.30pm - 9.30pm)

R-6-20 Sat 6 (9am - Approx. 4pm) - Sun 7 (9am - Approx. 3pm)

October 2020

EFR-10-20 Tue 13 (6.30pm - 9.30pm)

R-10-20 Sat 17 (9am - Approx. 4pm) - Sun 18 (9am - Approx. 3pm)



While every effort is made to ensure all information is correct, details are subject to change without notice.

Please phone us on (09) 444 7698, or email us now, for availablility and confirmation of course dates.