PADI Rescue Diver

The rescue Diver Course develops your knowledge and skills to be able to assist other divers in trouble, manage diving accident situations and perform diving first aid. A combination of classroom, confined and open water sessions which will teach you the theory and practical knowledge necessary to deal with any diving emergency both above and under water. Focusing on prevention, response and correct accident management, this course widens your scope making you a more safe and valuable diving companion. Rescue Diver is also a necessary step towards PADI professional status.

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems 
  • Dive first aid
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios


  • Be certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Be 12 years of age or older.
  • Participants between 12-14 years of age will receive the junior certification.
  • be in good health and reasonably fit.
  • Please check the health requirements for this course.
  • If you have not been diving for 6 months we recommend you to take a quick scuba review in confined water to refresh your diving skills and knowledge.
  • Hold an Emergency First Response (EFR) certification or proof of first aid and reanimation certification which is not older than 2 years.
  • Duration of course: 2½ days

If you want to know more about the rescue diver course don't hesitate to contact us.