On Sunday 27th May 2018, PADI held a Rescue Diver Workshop on the Gold Coast open to all divers regardless of their certification level or training organisation. The purpose of the workshop was to stimulate interest in continuing education at all levels, practicing known rescue skills and to gain insights into additional rescue skills and qualifications that could be earned in the future.
As part of the workshop, attendees were able to practice and refresh their rescue skills under the mentorship of our highly qualified PADI Course Directors and Instructors. All attendees were able to learn rescue skills relevant to their certification including self/buddy rescue techniques, core skills and what their responsibilities are as divers. This was followed by each group learning what rescue skills are required and ultimately, what to expect when completing their next diving course certification.
Speaking about the event, PADI Instructor Development Manager, Colin Melrose said:
“It was a very successful day with divers of all certifications and experience levels, joining in to enhance their skills and knowledge. Particularly gratifying was we had equal numbers of male and female divers, as well as all ages; from 12 to 60 plus, with everybody learning something new. Few divers practice rescue skills regularly so opportunities like the PADI Rescue Workshop are really valuable.”
For information about future events, keep an eye on the PADI Blog or speak with your Regional Manager.