The Rescue Course is open to anyone who has completed their Advanced Open Water Course and who feels confident in-water. The Oxygen and First Aid Courses are open to anyone. The Rescue Course is a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to progress to Master Scuba Diver or follow the PADI Professional route and become a Divemaster.
These Courses can be undertaken separately or for anyone looking to complete their Rescue Course, this consists of all 3 elements, one of which is optional but highly recommended:
Emergency First Response (CPR & First Aid Course). This is compulsory unless you have an alternative, current, CPR certification and takes 1⅓ full training days in the classroom. The first day can be used as the EFR Refresher Course for existing First Aiders.
Oxygen Administration. This is optional and requires ⅔ full classroom day. We normally combine the second First Aid day and the optional Oxygen Administration course into 1 full day of training. This allows us to integrate Oxygen use into the practice scenarios.
Rescue Course. 1 day of academics followed by at least 4 Sunday afternoon / Thursday evening pool sessions and 1 day at Stoney Cove for the practical Scenario session.
We will schedule the academic sessions to run on a Sunday and the Confined Water sessions to run on a number of Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings. The PADI format for this course enables us to spend more time developing skills in the pool and finish off with a single day at Stoney Cove running through a number of realistic Rescue Scenarios.
Current proposed Schedule for all elements (subject to final confirmation):
Sunday 15th October 5:00pm to 7:00pm Pool Skill Review (Optional) *
Saturday 21st October 8:30am to 3:30pm - Emergency First Response Lectures incl. Defibrillator Training
Sunday 22nd October 8:30am to 12:00pm - Oxygen Admin Specialty Lectures
Sunday 22nd October 12:00 to 14:00 - EFR Scenarios (Day 2 of the full EFR Course)
Sunday 22nd October 5:00pm to 7:00pm - Rescue Skill Review Pool Session *
Sunday 29th October 8:30am to 3:00pm – Rescue Lectures
Sunday 29th October 5:00pm to 7:00pm Rescue Pool *
Sunday 5th November 5:00pm to 7:00pm Rescue Pool *
Sunday 12th November 5:00pm to 7:00pm Rescue Pool *
Sunday 19th November 5:00pm to 7:00pm Rescue Pool *
Sunday 26th November 7:00am to 2:00pm Rescue Stoney
* For anyone that cannot make every Sunday Pool session, it is possible to catch up on the Thursday evenings before or after the missed Sunday or use these Thursday evenings as additional practice sessions.
For more detailed information and costings, see below.
All of the information about the Rescue Course and other elements is available from our web site - www.divenorthampton.co.uk In case accessing this is difficult for you, I'll run through the basics....
Emergency First Response Course - £99 (£90 for Club Members).
A compulsory part of the Rescue Course. This is a stand-alone course that provides a complete medical first-aid qualification. This qualification must be renewed every 2 years. Excellent first aid and emergency CPR training for divers and non-divers alike. You may opt out of this course if you hold a valid and appropriate first aid/CPR qualification. 11/3 full training days in the classroom or it may be possible to combine this with the Oxygen Administration Course and run both Courses over 2 full Saturdays or a Saturday & Sunday. This course will include the use of Defibrillators and training to deploy them in an emergency.
Oxygen Administration Specialty - from £99.
An essential course that teaches the use and administration of oxygen in diving emergency situations. This course is a PADI distinctive specialty and counts towards a Master Scuba Diver rating. It is not necessary but highly recommended that this course be taken during your Rescue Course. 2/3 full classroom day or it may be possible to combine this with the EFR Course and run both Courses over 2 full Saturdays or a Saturday & Sunday.
Rescue Course - from £249 including a Oxygen Pocket Mask!.
Min Age 12 and you must already be a PADI Advanced diver or equivalent. You must have completed the EFR course or hold a valid and appropriate first aid/CPR qualification. The Rescue Course teaches exemplary rescue and self-rescue skills and is a must for all serious divers. 1 full day of lectures (usually Saturday or a Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm in our training room), usually 4 pool sessions (Sunday evening pool session - 4:00pm onwards) followed by 1 very intensive day of Open Water dives at Stoney Cove.
Rescue Package - from £425
See the appropriate sections above. Covers PADI Rescue Course, Emergency First Response & PADI Oxygen Administration Distinctive Specialty
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