Training Insights… PADI Rescue Diver Part 3: What does the Rescue Diver course consist of?

Before you teach your first PADI Rescue Diver course (or as a review before further courses) check out the relevant section on the course within your Guide to Teaching. This reviews the fundamental course philosophies, ideas on how to schedule the various components of training, and methods of conducting the skills and scenarios.

We’ll look at one section at a time, starting with the theory.

Knowledge Development

Tip #1 Provide time for student discussion

shutterstock_184205429Allow plenty of time for open discussion when you review Knowledge Reviews. Rescue Diver is one course where there is often more than one way to achieve goals, and encouraging divers to think about the pros and cons of their answers is a great learning tool, both for them and for fellow students.

Tip #2 Give them time to apply their learning before the exam

The PADI Rescue Diver exam can be quite a toughy for the students – so give them plenty of time to absorb and apply the information before they complete it.

rescueoutlineTip #3 Use the resources available to prepare

Make sure you also check out the Rescue Diver course presentation notes on the PADI Pros’ Site, which can be found under Training Essentials > Curriculum > Diver Training under the ‘Rescue Diver’ heading. These will help you prepare for and structure your knowledge development sessions effectively.

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