The PADI Rescue Diver course is where you learn to respond to diver emergencies from a stressed out panicked diver to unresponsive divers in life-threatening situations.
When we dive a massively useful skill to have to be be able to calm buddies down if they are stressed and to be of use during the unlikely event of a dive emergency situation. You will also find out that your awareness as a diver is massively increased following the course and you pay attention to your environment and safety considerations a lot more.
Many divers cite the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most rewarding program they have done.
The course is broken down into three segments, the knowledge development, confined water (in a swimming pool) training and open water dives.