Rescue, First Aid, CPR & D.A.N Course Package

Aim of the Course:

  • We provide a comprehensive rescue qualification and thus include DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course along with First Aid & Basic Life Support (EFR).
  • These courses trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies.
  • You will learn to recognise and manage stress in other divers, rescue panicked divers and rescue unresponsive divers both on the surface and at depth.
  • Divers will gain increased comfort and confidence by understanding how to recognize and prevent stress.

Duration:

  • Training materials are designed so that you can study the academics at your own pace when it’s convenient for you. Please enquire about online study options.
  • Please start with your course material well in advance to give you enough time to read through and complete theory / knowledge reviews prior to our academic session at the store.
  • Estimated time to complete online theory / knowledge reviews ± 3 hours of home study.
  • The in store academic session comprises of approximately 3 hours. This time is dedicated to Rescue theory prior to a comprehensive pool session.
  • The 2 pool sessions takes ± 3 hours each and will be booked during your theory day.
  • DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) theory in store ± 3 hours, followed by practical application on a one to one ratio ± 2 hours. Will be booked with you well in advanced.
  • First Aid & Basic Life Support (EFR) theory in store ± 3 hours, followed by practical application ± 2 hours. Will be booked with you well in advanced.
  • Final evaluation will be determined after successful completion of the written exams, pool sessions and practical assessments.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimum age of 12 years for the PADI Rescue Diver course / SSI Diver Stress & Rescue course.
  • Proof of Open Water Diver qualification or the equivalent thereof.
  • Proof of last logged dive (up to date logbook).
  • A medical statement by a licensed physician stating that you are medically fit to scuba dive.
  • Recent ID photo (required for training record).
  • Full payment required before commencement of course.

Course Content:

A diving emergency is rarely a single event. More often than not, separate small problems can compound into a larger emergency. Alpha Dive Centre’s Rescue Dive course combines 7 courses into 1:

  • SSI Stress and Rescue or PADI Rescue Diver
  • SSI React Rite or PADI Emergency First Aid Responder (EFR)
  • DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • O2 provider
  • Advanced O2 provider
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI)

This programme integrates the knowledge and skills from several training programs into a single course. After completing the skills and knowledge development portions of this program, a diver can then bring everything together in a Rescue scenario.

Equipment Requirements:

  • You will be required to provide your own basic snorkelling equipment, soft gear (minimum snorkel, mask, fins and booties). Gloves are recommended.
  • We strongly recommend your own wetsuit and weight system.
  • We strongly recommend your own hard gear set (BC, Regulator, Octo combo).
  • If you are planning to purchase any equipment before the course, it would be advised to obtain advice from your instructor first.
  • Graduates will be invited to join Alpha Dive Centre’s elite Rescue Group on purchasing your own Rescue Divers Identification Vest.
  • T & C apply.

Costs:

Alpha Dive Centre’s Rescue Package: R5 900*

Includes:

  • SSI Stress and Rescue or PADI Rescue Diver
  • SSI React Rite or PADI Emergency First Aid Responder (EFR)
  • DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • O2 provider
  • Advanced O2 provider
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HMLI)

Exclusions:

  • Transport
  • Boat Charter fee where applicable
  • Diving medical examination by a licensed physician (if older than 12 months since last examination)
  • Public pool entry fees, if applicable
  • MPA permit (can be obtained at the Post Office)

If you’re interested in this course, please contact us