PADI RESCUE DIVER

padi rescue diver course

Who should take this course?

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider speciality diver course at the same time (Optional extra course).

If you already have a Primary Care First Aid certificate from another organisation, completed within 24 months, this may be accepted as an alternative. Please email the certificate and curriculum to us.

What will you learn?

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

How can you start learning now?

Start today with the Rescue course online. Just email and we can arrange your Access code. A deposit is required. Once registered the deposit is non refundable.

You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive programme. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer to study using a paper version of the PADI Rescue manual we can post this to your home address, it normally takes 7 – 10 days to arrive.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.

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