PADI Rescue Diver

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.

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

To become a PADI Rescue Diver, you must first complete the one day Emergency First Response Course (EFR), an internationally recognised first-aid certificate.

The full Rescue Diver course is scheduled over 3 days, developing your dive skills to be able to anticipate and prevent potential problems from occurring with both yourself, your dive buddy as well as other divers.

What you’ll learn
  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
Course Pre Requisites

To enrol in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be a minimum of 15 years or older and have a PADI Advanced Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous year (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

You will need to complete the Dive Medical form.

Click HERE to print the PADI Medical Form for diving.

If you answer yes to any of the medical questions you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course.