3 to 4 days – 6 skill development sessions including 4 open water dives – serious fun
Become a better diver with the Rescue Course. The Diver Stress & Rescue Course will teach you skills and techniques you need to protect yourself and other divers.
Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. During the course, you will learn how to identify stress, how to prevent accidents and be taught practical techniques to conduct rescues and provide emergency care. With a combination of pool and open water practice sessions, you will become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations.
The course involves independent learning, face-to-face classroom training, two pool sessions and four open water dives from the boat to learn and practice the open water training exercises.
Even though underwater exploration is not the main aim of the course, we will simulate “normal” dives where we will have a chance to look at the beautiful underwater world of the Gili Islands.
The Rescue Diver Course is not only fun and rewarding, you will also earn the Rescue Diver Certification which is the prerequisite for all further training and professional courses such as the Divemaster Course.
React Right / Emergency First Response
To be able to react correctly, you have to be an emergency first responder with a valid certificate not older than two years. We can arrange your emergency first responder training as part of the Rescue Course but also as a stand-alone course.
During The React Right or Emergency First Response Course (different name for pretty much the same thing) you will learn how to manage emergencies and treat injuries as a first responder. This in-depth emergency first response course includes primary assessment, first aid, CPR and primary stabilization techniques. You can also learn about oxygen administration emergencies and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) basics. Using a combination of academic sessions and practical training scenarios, this program will give you the tools and confidence you need for emergency response. By the time you are certified, you will be able to act as an emergency first responder, provide first aid and CPR, administer oxygen and provide AED support in a medical emergency.
The course schedule is flexible and we can fully adapt to your holiday schedule. In general, expect the 3 days of your course to look like the following schedule. In case you will also have to do CPR and First Aid Training as well, we will start with that on the first day (from 09:00 to 16:00) and the course duration will be extended to the grand total of 4 days.
Day 1 (08:30 – 16:30)
- Yay! Exciting theory awaits you followed by some quality time in the training pool to practice your first rescue skills.
- We will use the afternoon for some open water training
- In case you have not dived in a while (and you are short in time) we can also interchange the pool and open water lessons to get your hair wet and review some of the theoretical lessons on the boat before getting more serious in confined water.
Day 2 (08:30 – 16:30)
- More theory and more pool work
- Another open water dive to practice some deep-water skills
Day 3 (08:00 – 16:30)
- Today we will join the boat twice and we invite you to spot the (many) mistakes our instructors might be making
- We will also work on different search patterns and the perfection of the comprehensive and complex rescue scenarios
- Cold beer/wine/soda awaits after the successful completion of your course
Details (for those who like to know more)
Would you like dive deeper into the rescue diver course and learn about the different scenarios you will face, then please check our FAQ’s.
Our courses are conducted in accordance with PADI and SSI standards. If not mentioned otherwise, you are booking an SSI course. Should you prefer PADI, it is absolutely no problem. Just leave us a note when placing the order. You will also find the difference between PADI and SSI in general and with regards to the Rescue Course in the FAQ’s.
If you’d like to complete the theory before your arrival online, let us know as well, we will be glad to help you with registering and receiving the theory package.
You will also find the full (onsite) price list, the cancellation policy and our terms and conditions in the download section.