The medical specialty programs of WOSD are developed to gain more advanced understanding in a specific diving activity.
The main purpose of the courses in this group is to learn in a safe and responsible manner the theory and practical skills, which are necessary to train divers to diving safety related items.
During the WOSD Rescue Diver course, participants learn to recognise potential dangers that can be faced when diving and how to act when faced with those dangers. In addition to gaining dive related medical knowledge, participants learn many practical skills relating to observing situations, accident prevention and diver and non-diver rescue, in and around water. Of course, attention is also given to the use of rescue aids and communication with the emergency services.