Rescue Diver: Part 2

A dive boat being loaded. Day 1Following my theory and pool training for PADI’s rescue diver certification I proceeded to the open water training over the Christmas weekend. A bunch of us boarded a morning ferry from Singapore to the Indonesian resort island of Bintan on Saturday. The group consisted of five rescue diver trainees, fifteen or so open water trainees, dive masters, instructors and DM trainees.We headed out on two launches to the dive site, Kelong. The rescue divers kitt […]

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Rescue Diver: Part 1

Performing CPR on a dummy with with assistance of a training Automated Emergency Defibrillator (AED) I have been doing a lot of scuba diving this year. I took my advanced open water diver (AOWD) certification in January and had clocked 43 dives in total by December. It was time for the next step. PADI’s rescue diver certification teaches scuba divers to handle emergencies in the water and to an extent, out of the water. I decided to go for it.One has to be a certified AOWD to take th […]