PADI Rescue Diver – how we run our course
The Rescue Diver course is broken into three main sections
Knowledge Development | Confined Water Dives | Open Water Dives
The details below will give you a really good idea of how we run our course.
This will help you to get the most from your time with us, to make your course as easy as possible.
Once you sign up to our Rescue Diver course, you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to download and access your digital training materials. Use the instructions pdf on how to access your learning materials, you will only need to have internet access to initially sign up and download the software, then to submit your test results, other than these few times, you can work offline.
Read through the Introduction, this gives you a grounding in what you are learning, what to expect from the eLearning materials and from the course in general.
Make your way through the five sections at your own pace, keep scrolling down through the sections for all of the information, complete the quick quizzes as you go (these are the ones with answers), and watch the videos that pop-up as you go.
At the end of each 5 sections there is a Knowledge Review, these are multiple choice tests to ensure you are learning as you go, there may be more than one answer for the knowledge review questions, submit the results, once you have done this you will receive an email to confirm.
The fifth section of your eLearning has a FINAL EXAM, again submit the results of the exam to receive your confirmation email.
Complete all of these before you come to us and print out your summary result page. Please remember we are here at the end of the phone, on email, or in the shop to answer questions and to help.
During the morning of your first day with us here at the centre, we will go over some of the training material, please write down any questions you have about the eLearning if you are unsure of anything.
We will take you through a short Quick Quiz with us in the classroom to make sure everything is clear.
CONFINED WATER DIVES
During the afternoon of the first day we get you in the pool to go through the Rescue diver skills and scenarios, be prepared to work hard.
Having our own indoor pool heated to 32º allows you to learn these skills in comfort, and in a friendly environment. We run these class / pool days from 10am-5pm, however if we need to stay over a little at the end of the day, we will do this to ensure that you are comfortable, safe and ready to proceed to the next stage.
OPEN WATER DIVES
You will make 2 core dives with an instructor where you will apply and demonstrate the skills you have learned in the class and pool. We will go over some navigation searches, we advise you to throughly brush up on your compass use before we go to open water, better still, enrolling in the PADI Underwater Navigator course before embarking on the Rescue course, whilst this is not a pre-requisite, we do recommend it.
These dives will usually be done at a lake in Surrey. We start each day at 9am on-site, and finish when all of the students have completed the required skills.
We use an inland site as the UK coastal weather can sometimes be against us. It will be a fresh water diver training site, ensuring that you will you be able to complete your certification dives in total safety, and within the agreed schedule.
You are responsible for getting yourself to the dive site, we cannot offer transportation to anyone. We will provide details of the site, with map links and directions from Sussex.
We like to encourage divers to be responsible for their own equipment, therefore we will hand over all the dive kit you will need for your qualifying dives with us. At this point, you are now responsible for this equipment, as you would be if you bought your own dive kit, or rented it. We will arrange with you to pick this up a day or two before the weekend at the dive site.