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Rescue scuba diver course

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by Sbiriguda, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. Graeme Fraser

    Graeme Fraser Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Narnia
    I meant assist, don't know why I wrote entry.
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  2. stretchthepenn

    stretchthepenn Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Atlanta, GA
    Hear, hear. In-water rescue breaths are f---ing stupid. Get the victim out of the water ASAP, and start rescue breaths/CPR. In-water rescue breaths waste precious time and energy. The Red Cross ditched them in the early '90s, and it's high time PADI did the same.
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  3. ginti

    ginti DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Lyon, France
    I live in Lyon, but I am from Sicily. And I am looking forward to going back to "Area Marina Protetta di Portofino", I only have good memories of it... my first wreck dive, red corals, "pasta col pesto alla genovese" :) Where do you use to dive in Liguria?

    By the way, very good that you switch environment sometimes (lake vs sea). Keep doing that if you can
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  4. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    Ci si vede qualche volta allora
    In Liguria there are many nice dives. Unsurprisingly, most of the best dives are in the natural reserves or "Aree Marine Protette". Portofino and the nearby Camogli (diving spots of the secca Gonzatti, secca dell'Isuela, etc. etc. Secca would be a "shoal" in English I think) then Noli with its middle ages town center and the dives in the island of Bergeggi. Another place is Loano with the dives in the Gallinara island. And many others. If you happen to come and you have the AOW Deep do not miss the Haven wreck which is unbelievable. A super oil tanker, she was 300 meters long. The top where the captain used to stay is about 40 meters deep, the tech dives go as deep as 80 meters. When she sunk the government decided to let it burn for days to prevent zillions of barrels of oil from going into the sea. So the oil burning also burnt the antirust marine paint on the ship. The paint was destroyed and the she became kind of an artificial reef of mediterranean corals and animals. It is in Arenzano, so anybody can go there very easily with public transport, she sunk when she had almost arrived at the industrial harbor of Genova. For everyone who reads this post, whatever your previous diving experiences are that place is for you! Go there if you have the chance
  5. Sbiriguda

    Sbiriguda Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Italy
    Going back in topic, I have heard some criticism about a specific part of the rescue courses, at least PADI. People say many of the materials and exercises of the PADI rescue were conceived back in the 1980's. Then the gear used was less, and also possibly different from now. On the contrary, now we use plenty of gear, also at a recreational level. But the PADI rescue doesn't stress enough the importance of the equipment, not only in terms of equipment failure, but also in terms of the equipment itself as an obstacle to perform well the rescue maneuvers designed for the past when the gear was less and different.
    Would you agree with this kind of remarks?
  6. Searcaigh

    Searcaigh Chromodoris gordonii Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Dubai, UAE
    It really depends on the instructor you choose.
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