In the PADI rescue dive course, you're about to enter the next stage, in which your focus broadens further to include other divers. The PADI rescue diver program prepares you to help prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies, minor and major, with a variety of techniques. What you are about to learn will improve your skill and confidence as a diver and prepare you to move on to the PADI master scuba diver and PADI divemaster levels. Open water rescue training will be one of the most challenging, demanding and most rewarding programs you will have taken.
Your journey into the leadership program starts here. You'll find that during the PADI divemaster course, your relationship with your instructor will differ in many respects from the one you've had in the previous courses. Rather than a pure student, dive-teacher relationship your instructor will also be a guide, coach and advisor helping you steer your career in the dive industry. You will probably find that the special relationship you develop with your instructor during the course last for years, even after you've moved into the higher levels of training.