Should I be a PADI Rescue Diver?

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PADI Rescue Diver

“The best moments in our lives are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times… The best moments usually occur if a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile.” ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Have you thought about becoming a Rescue Diver? First, you learned to dive, then you completed the Advanced Open Water course then you ask yourself, “What’s next?”

If you love diving and want to learn new skills, build confidence and prepare yourself for possible dive emergencies, being a Rescue Diver is for you. Many say the rescue course is their favourite course. It’s a gratifying feeling to learn to help other divers. Many times, the diver that you’ll end up helping may be your own dive buddy.

Here’s another good reason to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

It’s fun.

According to the book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, several things need to happen to make an experience genuinely satisfying. The author quoted above outlines how to experience deep joy and total involvement in an activity.

It’s that experience when you engage in something you like and time seems to fly by. He calls this “Flow.”

To achieve Flow a few things have to happen:

  • There are clear goals every step of the way.
  • There is immediate feedback to one’s actions.
  • Your skills are an equal match to the challenge.
  • There is no worry of failure.

When an activity includes these things, you want to do it just for the satisfaction of doing it.

PADI Rescue Diver

This is what happens in the Rescue Diver Course.

When an emergency arises you’ll know exactly what to do. Your training kicks in and moment-by-moment you know what the next step should be. Performing rescue skills provide instant feedback. The challenge and skills are in balance.

Being a Rescue Diver helps you transform a threat into a challenge. The experience is rewarding.

Should you become a Rescue Diver? If you’re comfortable pushing yourself beyond your normal limits and if you like helping other divers, then this course is for you.

Click here to find your local PADI Dive Shop to enroll.