PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.
A PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. We bundle the Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training in this program. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. We offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course as an option and will be taught at the same time.
This package includes
2 in-water training days
digital course manual sent right after booking confirmation
use of gear for the duration of the training
tanks, weights, instruction and certification
add-ons may be selected for total flexibility
Not included, are
Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment
What to learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include: Self rescue; Recognizing and managing stress in other divers; Emergency management and equipment; Rescuing panicked divers; Rescuing unresponsive divers; and CPR and First Aid.
This course is designed to be completed in 2 in-water training days. It is important that you complete your independent study prior to the start of your training with us.
This is a general schedule of the course. This offers a general idea of how your training is structured. The course is performance-based so your instructor may introduce changes depending on some unforeseen variables.
Day 1 (9am to 4pm)
Administrative paperworks (including collection of your eRecords)
Quick Reviews / Discussions
Self Rescue Exercises
Rescue exercises 1 to 8
Day 2 (9am to 4pm)
Quizzes & final exam / Discussions
Remaining Rescue Exercises
EFR Primary & Secondary Care
Emergency O2 Provider (if bundled)
Reminder: Please do not forget to bring your eRecord, your medical certificate (when applicable), swim wear (rashguards, board shorts, swimsuits, etc), set of dry clothes, lunch and transportation money. Wetsuit, boots and towels will be provided for use onsite.
Where we train?
Unless otherwise arranged or specified, training will be conducted at the house reef of Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu. We meet and hangout at the Oxygen Restaurant, inside the resort in between in-water training sessions. They serve drinks, beverage and meals at a reasonable prices.
In the event that you cannot meet the minimum requirements for earning certification or completing a portion of your training to move forward to certification, in 2 days, you may choose to:
extend your training days and conduct remedial sessions to satisfactorily fulfill all performance requirements for the course. The cost of remedial training per day is P3,500 PHP, excluding the rental of specialized equipment listed, but not limited to underwater camera, strobes, oxygen analyzers, etc.
get certified as PADI Scuba Diver; or
arrange for another center, instructor to complete the remainder of the required performance requirements to earn your certification
We are committed to low training ratios and does not over-book its classes.
Our commitment to the highest level of quality training and safety is our number one goal. When you schedule a class, confined, or open water training session, you are prohibiting another customer from booking or reserving that spot.
Once you schedule your class, confined, and/or open water training sessions, you may reschedule your training sessions as long as you notify us a week before your scheduled booking with no additional penalties.
Any and every change in schedules made after the 1 week window shall be subject to P2,500 PHP rescheduling / rebooking fee provided that the notification of such change is done not later than 24 hours before the commencement of the booking date, otherwise, the booking is deemed cancelled by the customer.
Rescheduling or rebooking is only permitted within six (6) months from the initial booking date.
Booking / Deposit
We require advance booking of at least 3 days before the start of the in-water training. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.
We require a payment of at least 50% as deposit to confirm your booking. Balance is payable and due on the first day of the training. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.
We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.
ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.
About the author/product creator.Darwin Bawasanta is the Founder & CEO of Dive FunaticsHe is a PADI Course Director, holds Specialty Instructor Trainer Rating for over 10 PADI Specialty Courses. He is likewise an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer (EFR IT) and has been a consistent PADI Elite Instructor Award Recipient for three (3) consecutive years.Darwin has run a number of successful Instructor Courses, certified a lot of PADI Divemasters, and has worked with several Instructor Development Courses in Cebu, Bohol and Palawan.His professional profile may be found at LinkedIn.