The Rescue Diver Course is a very helpful course as it can help you save lives in dangerous situations. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is also a prerequisite for the Master Diver Certificate and PADI Divemaster rating. To qualify for this certificate, divers must complete a CPR/ First Aid course within the past two years. The course includes a classroom portion, consisting of reading material and an exam. During the course the PADI divers will face 12 basic scenarios. The scenarios as practiced in order to assist fellow divers as well as complete a self rescue. Scenarios include in-water artificial respiration, missing diver procedure, distressed recognition, panic syndrome. In each scenario divers will be taught the saves procedure so as not to harm themselves or the other diver. To participate in the PADI Rescue Diver Course, an Advanced Diver Certification is required. Divers who do not hold this certification can participate if they can prove their competency, meaning they have logged more than 20 dives and have documents pertaining to their knowledge of deep sea diving and navigation.