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Rescue Diver


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.

Pre requisites 

  • Min age 12 (those under 15 will earn Junior Rescue diver)

  • PADI Adventure diver/Junior Adventure diver (having completed the Underwater Navigation Dive)

  • EFR Primary & Secondary Care Training within 24 months (must be completed by end of course)

  • Be in reasonable physical health

  • Completed continuing education medical forms

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

  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Rescuing panicked divers

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

 and much more...

What  equipment do you need

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment which we can provide but we would recommend purchasing your own pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation.


During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. 

How much does it cost

Rescue Diver Course - £199

Rescue Diver Course + Emergency First Response - £269

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