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Rescue Diver & EFR

 ABSOLUTELY CHUFFED

“The course was definitely challenging, but was good fun too. It really was a worthwhile course, I definitely feel a better diver for doing it.” 

Danny Lees

PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

Taking part in the PADI Rescue Diver course should be a target for every diver when starting out. You will become a more competent dive buddy, with an ability to recognise problems before they occur, and know how to react when something does go wrong. You will learn new skills like rescue breathing and take part in realistic training scenarios to test your new skills!

The Rescue Diver is certainly a challenging course, but one that’s sets out to improve your skills in a fun and realistic dive setting!

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and overcoming them. During our Bristol based pool sessions you will learn skills including:

  • Self Rescue
  • Recognising and Managing Stress in Other Divers
  • Rescuing Panicked Divers
  • Rescuing Unresponsive Divers
  • Managing Emergencies & Rescue Equipment
  • Administering Oxygen to Divers

Alongside your pool skills, the Rescue Diver course expands your knowledge of diver emergencies and illnesses, which is vital when dealing with a diver in need. Through realistic scenarios in open water, you will learn to manage complex dive emergencies and treat divers who need your help.

The Scuba Gear You Use

Alongside all your normal scuba diving kit, you will learn to use new specialised equipment. You will use a pocket mask for rescue breathing, and learn how to safely handle an emergency oxygen kit, including how to use it in a diving emergency.

Prerequisites

To take part in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

  • Be 15 years old (12 for Junior Rescue Diver)
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous 24 months (or take the EFR training alongside your Rescue Diver course)

Emergency first response

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY CARE COURSE

 

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you how to deal with emergencies that are immediately life threatening. You will focus on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure you have the knowledge, understanding and confidence to use your new skills.

During the Primary Care (CPR) course you will practice skills including Scene Assessment, Barrier Use, Primary Assessment, Rescue Breathing, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Serious Bleeding Management, Shock Management and Spinal Injury Management.

Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening or when local medical services are unavailable or delayed. You focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice. The Secondary Care (first aid) skills include Injury Assessment, Illness Assessment, Bandaging and Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures.

Your Emergency First Response skills require refreshing every 24 months. If your certification has expired you can attend a refresher course to update your skills and make sure you are up to date with the latest information.  

An Emergency First Response refresher course is £75, and can be run on its own or alongside a group taking the course for the first time.

Emergency First Response Care for Children

 

The Emergency First Response Care for Children course is an innovative CPR, first aid and AED training course that teaches people how to provide emergency care for injured or ill children (ages one to eight) and infants less than one year old. You’ll learn about medical emergencies that children face and how they differ from adult conditions. The curriculum also includes the importance of attending to basic emergency situations with children, the emotional aspects of caring for children, secondary care for children, and preventing common injuries and illnesses in children.

 

PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER SPECIALTY

 

Who should take the course?

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. Breathe easy with the knowledge of how to recognise illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared, especially in a time of need.

What will you learn

During the course you will learn how to recognise diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen, properly setup equipment and administer emergency oxygen.

The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Manual is an important component of PADI’s Emergency Oxygen training program. Before your practical session you’ll review a step-by-step explanation of when and how to provide emergency oxygen. You’ll also learn about safety considerations, and how to assemble and disassemble emergency oxygen equipment. The care-at-a-glance card is a quick reference guide to pack in your dive bag and review in case of an emergency.

 

Where is the course held?

As there are no in-water skills for this course we run it in the comfort of our dive classroom in Yate. We can also travel to you, so if you have a group and a room large enough for all the participants and a mannequin, then we can run the course at a time and location to suit you.

Who should take the course?

Be the one ready to help a fellow diver should the need arise by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. Breathe easy with the knowledge of how to recognise illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen. Being the best buddy you can be means being prepared, especially in a time of need.Prerequisites

Though suited for divers, this course has no prerequisites and doesn’t include dives, which means it is equally applicable to those who are around divers – boat crew, non-diving buddies, lifeguards, and shore staff. You don’t need any previous CPR or first aid training to take the course.

Want to Join The dive Club?

How to join

Our dive club membership runs annually and is renewed every January.

To sign up for the dive club all you need to do is submit a Club Membership form along with your club membership fee of £45.

Updates are sent out through email, and you will have access to our members-only Facebook group which is ideal for arranging dives with other club members.