One of the most important things you learn during your PADI IDC Gili Islands Instructor Course is Rescue Exercise number 7 from the Rescue Diver Course. In the unfortunate event you are required to deal with an unconscious diver at the surface, you will easily be able to do so.
So to summarize how to perform the Rescue Exercise 7 follow the steps bellow….
- Gain Attention
Using the phrase “Diver, Diver are you OK”
- Approach Victim
Keep regulator in
- Turn Victim Over
Various methods used, but commonly crossing the victim’s arms or grabbing the tank and rolling them over
- Gain Buoyancy
Inflate victims BCD first and then inflate your BCD
- Remove weights
Drop Victims weight belt first and then yours
- Remove Masks
Remove both victims mask and your own. No specific order, but easier to remove the victim first
- Remove Victims Regulator
Remove victim’s regulator and your own if not already
- Check for breathing
Look, listen and feel for maximum of 10 seconds. Ear over mouth, looking at chest, hand on chest or stomach
- Call for help
“Help, Help unconscious diver at the surface, call EMS and prepare the oxygen”
- Provide 2 initial rescue breaths
If performing mouth to mouth pull the victims head back to open the airway, pinch nose and deliver 2 rescue breaths. Or apply pocket mask, pull victims head back to open airway, make a complete seal on the pocket mask and deliver 2 rescue breaths.
- Continue rescue breaths
1 breath administered every 5 seconds; if you are late to deliver a breath then deliver another 2 rescue breaths before continuing with 1 rescue breath every 5 seconds.
- Start to undo victims BCD releases
Whilst maintaining breathing cycles undo victims BCD releases, but keep BCD in place for buoyancy.
- Maintain Breathing Cycle
Most important thing!
- Open releases on your BCD
Maintain cycle, open releases and dump your BCD.
- Cross one of Victims arms over their chest
Deflate and dump victims BCD
- Tow without equipment
Protecting the airway and maintaining breathing cycle
- Continue to exit
Continue to exit or end of skill
During the PADI IDC Gili students will fine tune their ability to Demonstrate a simulated rescue of a nonbreathing, unconscious diver at the surface. Candidates will learn how to organize and conduct Rescue Diver Course Exercise 7 (Unresponsive Diver at the Surface) to demonstration standards and learn how to effectively brief and debrief skills or tasks performed in Exercise 7 as well as the rest of the Rescue course. Additional techniques will also be provided that may be used to complete exercise performance requirements.
The PADI IDC Indonesia with Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod runs every month in the Gili Islands and offers the very best of Instructor training available. The course is conducted over an 11 day period and takes place at what is currently the only PADI 5 Star IDC Career Development Center (CDC) in Gili Trawangan.
If you are looking to gain a successful and rewarding career as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor check out the PADI IDC in Gili Trawangan and simply contact our Platinum PADI Course Director.