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I've been through a lot, but here we go... I'm Rescue Diver. Literally "rescue diver." The training is very physical. Exhausting, but exciting!
My mission: to save people
I've spent four days saving a lot of people! At last, "guinea pigs" who played a choice of: drowning, panicking or unconscious divers or those who had run out of air... A life-size aquatic role-playing game, which allows you to acquire the right reflexes in the face of accidents and all diving emergencies.
I took the course with a Finn, Christian. Tougher than me, and much more talented for buoy and surface towing. But under the water, despite my size less powerful, as I dive since longer than him, I was most comfortable.
In short, we formed a perfect pair, well complementary.
Very (too?) realistic exercises
Our surface exercises were so realistic that at one point a guy on his long-tail boat ran straight over me to help me, as I struggled to tow to the flat. -form of the boat my instructor, Adrian, who had started by drowning, face in the water.
He obviously didn't see the longtail coming. And the Chao-Ley on his boat didn't understand, despite my signs, that it was a rescue exercise. The guy grabbed Adrian by the hair to hoist him onto his boat... I can tell you that the "drowned" man was resurrected in one go, in one go!
As usual, the videos and the manual Padi that accompany the practical exercises are ready to smile, with their staging and their "amerloque" pedagogy. Some passages are even a bit ridiculous in the French translation, often literal and clumsy...
But the training itself is super demanding, very interesting. Of all the dives I followed, it's probably my favorite. Despite the physical fatigue.
As a result, it's the end of the holidays, and I'm exhausted... But what a satisfaction!