PADI Rescue Diver Course

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The PADI Rescue Diver course is where you learn to respond to diver emergencies from a stressed out panicked diver to unresponsive divers in life-threatening situations.


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The PADI Rescue Diver course is where you learn to respond to diver emergencies from a stressed-out panicked diver to unresponsive divers in life-threatening situations.

When we dive, a massively useful skill to have to be able to calm buddies down if they are stressed and to be of use during the unlikely event of a dive emergency situation. You will also find out that your awareness as a diver is massively increased following the course and you pay attention to your environment and safety considerations a lot more.

Many divers cite the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most rewarding program they have done.

The course is broken down into three segments, knowledge development, confined water (in a swimming pool) training and open water dives.

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  • Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care Course $100.00
  • Ocean Tribe Long Sleeve DriQ Perfomance Shirt $60.00
  • Ocean Tribe Coffee Mug $10.00
  • Ocean Tribe Beer Glass $15.00
  • Ocean TrIbe Thermal Cup $25.00
  • Beaver Mask and Snorkel Set $100.00

Prerequisite for Participation

  • 12 Years Old (12 -14 earn Junior Rescue Diver)
  • Good Physical Health
  • Advanced Open Water Certification
  • Emergency First Responder -or- current First Aid/CPR within last 2 years

Please note: You will be required to present your certification card during check in for the trip. Failure to comply may result in being excluded from participation without refund. 

Emergency First Response Course

A prerequisite for taking part in the PADI Rescue Diver course is that you hold a CPR and first aid certification. The recommended certification is the Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care course which covers this area as well as covering Care for Children, AED use and Oxygen provision.

Diver Insurance

As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.

While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.

We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.

Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.

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