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.
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:
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