What is the PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur

Why Do A PADI Rescue Dive?

Rewarding and fun – Has been said by many of PADIs Rescue Divers after completing they’re course. The course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence

What You’ll Learn

  • Self-rescue
  •  Recognize and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  •  Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • The scuba gear you’ll use
  • You’ll use all your basic scuba gear with the option to use a drysuit

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver manual includes all information required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, this tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


  • To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:
  • Be 15 years or older
  • Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (Or have a qualification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first and CPR within the previous two years

If you are interested on doing a Rescue Course please see our PADI Rescue course please see our website

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