Rescue Diver

Why Take 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. Be able to look after yourself, be more confident and in control.

PADI rescue diver course

Wen, July 2023:

“I did my EFR and rescue diver courses with the amazing George over this weekend. As most divers said: it was probably the most fun, challenging and fulfilling course you could take, especially with George’s patience and detailed explanations and demos. I really liked the part that George was not pushing just to tick skills off the list but he really took the time for three of us to take turns to practice everything (some even a couple of times) and then discuss with us and comment on what was done right or wrong or could be improved … I definitely feel that I have become (or am still on the way to becoming) a safer and more responsible diver, and ready to embrace more skills and specialties, thanks a lot again, Oyster Diving! Will see you very soon!”


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PADI Rescue Diver Course

Course Price

Rescue Diver = £395

Rescue Diver + EFR = £540 (save £50)

Special Offer

Book your Rescue Diver course today and get 50% off the Divemaster course if you book at the same time. Price does not include Divemaster crewpack.

padi rescue diver course
PADI Rescue Diver Course London and South East

What You Learn

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

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear with the option to use a dry suit

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver online 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. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (ask your us about our Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses)

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering the skills that enable you to assist others should the need arise and prevent problems from occuring. Most customers tell us this is the hardest yet most fun and rewarding course they take.

Your Next Adventure

After completing EFR and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.