The PADI Rescue Diver course will expand your knowledge and
experience beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look
beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers.
Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your
The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all
Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the
PADI Divemaster certification. The course includes pool and open
water sessions plus theory / shore based demonstrations. This is one of
our most popular courses
What are the prerequisites?
Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
certification (or qualifying certification from another organisation) be
a minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver) and have
successfully completed a
sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.
What will I do?
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if
necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the pool / open water
sessions, you'll cover:
Self-rescue and diver stress
Dive first aid
Emergency management and equipment requirements
Swimming and non-swimming assists
Panicked diver response
Missing diver procedures
Surfacing the unconscious diver
In water artificial respiration Egress (exits)
First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
Dive accident scenarios
Diving is a safe sport but accidents do happen. These are minimised by
following safe diving practices. We also take great care over our diving
at work professionals who are all first aid trained.