During any diving course and recreational, “safety” is probably a word that will come back very often during your briefing. Being responsible, safe and clever diver means a lot. Becoming a rescue diver is learning what safety really is, how to react in a rescue situation, both at the surface and underwater. Giving you such a confidence underwater, the “rescue course” will make you a safe diver, no doubt.
Conduct over 2 to 3 days, here comes the time to realise how good it can be to know how to handle a diver in panic at the surface, missing, unconscious at 9 meters deep or simply tired at the surface asking for help to get back to the boat or the shore.
Practice, academic presentation including emergency procedures, oxygen use and all the other aspect and example of accident or diving injury, open water session and many scenarios are part on this intense course. Everybody that went through that course said the same; it is probably the most exiting and serious course of all. It will make you a better diver controlling yourself enough to be able to control another diver in need of help.
Strange to think those 2 to 3 days will give you such confidence, but it does! No better way to understand safety, going for the rescue course is adding a big point on your experience.
Remember that in certain places of the world, people will let you dive on your own with your buddy. How do you think it feel to know that you know exactly what to do in case of emergency? I guess it probably feels very good!