introduction and 5 easy-to-learn sections. The course covers a
wide range of topics including:
• The Psychology of Rescue
• Recognizing Diver Stress
• Accident Management
• Assisting Responsive and Unresponsive Divers at
the Surface and Underwater
• Equipment Problems
• Oxygen Delivery Systems
• Missing Diver Procedures
• Responding to Diver Emergencies
• Inwater Rescue Breathing
The online sections mirror the material in the Rescue Diver
manual and DVD.
How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents your student
with interactive presentations that include videos, audio,
graphics and reading. The videos are actually integrated
into the online program which is a new feature of the online
course. Five short quizzes let your student check their understanding
of the presented information before moving on. This
lets them move through the program efficiently and at their
own pace. End-of-section exams verify their mastery of the
entire topic and are automatically scored.
What else is required to complete the course?
After completing the online portion of the PADI Rescue Diver
course, the student will visit his/her PADI Dive Center or Resort
to complete the training. The dive center must administer a
short eLearning Quick Review to confirm the student’s understanding
of safety-related material from the course. Then,
the student will complete the inwater training portion of the
course. The Instructor may introduce the student to ten rescue
exercises in confined water and then have him/her participate
in two Rescue Diver scenarios in open water.