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NOTE: if you plan on doing Advanced Lifesaver you will need to turn up to part of this event to complete boat rescue skills.
Additional training before taking the exam is optional. Your instructor could include a series of lessons designed to cater for the needs of the students. For example, Ocean Divers may require additional training in basic-life-support skills not included in their diver grade training.
All participants may need training for the throwing exercises and swimming rescues, which are not included in the Diver Training Programme. Many students will welcome the feedback from a mock exam to refresh their skills before the exam.
What you’ll be assessed on
The Lifesaver Award assesses your lifesaving proficiency and diver-rescue skills within a pool or sheltered water environment, covering rescue methods suitable for use from shore or boat. You need to pass an examination with two sections – a dry theoretical and practical test and a wet practical test. Lifesaver theory covers the human body, diver rescue and basic life support; Lifesaver in-water skills include towing and throwing rescues.