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Rescue Diver and Red Cross Cert (Cross posted in Basic Scuba)

Discussion in 'Q and A for Scuba Certification Agencies' started by ljwillia, May 24, 2018.

  1. davetowz

    davetowz Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: usa, Ohio
    While true, Padi requires student materials ( and they charge ) Certification processing (Charge) Stupid fees annually for the instructor to keep teaching ( more charges) 30 bucks approx for the book and card.

    And if you want to teach o2, through Padi it is a specialty (no expiration, that is a different gripe) Books and card.. getting close to 50 bucks to Padi.....
    DAN going 100% online course work prior to class really sucks, I use to prefer teaching the DAN programs, lower cost that I could pass along to the student and the material was better in my opinion. Students seem to not get the online stuff done prior to class and most prefer a one shot deal with the class instead of a multi part format.
    Once again it is the agencies making things difficult for the instructor.

    Has anyone taken a Red cross o2 course? Does the course discuss diving o2 first aid?

    I usually do teach these programs at cost or near cost because I truly believe these are some of the most important classes a diver should take.
  2. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
    no its not. Padi charges directly for elearning courses.
  3. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
    I advise divers serious about rescue training to take a lifeguard course (because surface rescues occur with far more frequency in the diving environment) and the accompanying CPR, First, Aid, AED, O2 for the pro rescuer. NAUI's course on aquatic injuries is also good.
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  4. hhmoore

    hhmoore Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: NY
    I'm looking into Rescue... and am looking for a suitable first aid course. I already have current BLS & ACLS; so the introductory CPR & AED stuff is a waste of time and money. (I would hope my professional credentials and certifications would give me a pass on the O2 administration; but I know that the policies governing such things often don't make much sense.) I've seen some (inexpensive) online first aid courses offered that give a 2 year card - will that work?
  5. mmerriman

    mmerriman Captain

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boston MA
    assuming you are talking PADI - proof of current CPR training and first aid training from another org qualifies. You don't need O2 admin certification - its useful, but the basics are part of the rescue course.
  6. Sh0rtBus

    Sh0rtBus Barracuda

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Denton, TX
    Thus the reason I don't take PADI courses. I just both NASE and NAUI Rescue (NAUI Advanced) and both require First Aid/CPR plus O2. I don't feel PADI courses teach enough safety when compared to other organizations. But that's just my opinion. FWIW I didn't really feel the elearning material for the NASE rescue was sufficient, either. My instructor agreed, which is what resulted in my obtaining certifications in both NASE and NAUI since we followed both curriculums.

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