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PADI Rescue Diver Course


Have you got what it takes to keep a level head and help out in an emergency diving situation? If you’re up for the challenge, book our PADI Rescue Diver course. It arms you with every tool you’ll need to think like a rescue diver and practice with your PADI instructor so you can effectively assist in diving rescues. The course also builds on what you’ve already learned about scuba diving, developing your skills so you’ll be able to manage in a diving accident and give emergency first aid. Plus, it expands on what you already know about how to prevent diving problems.
The main components of the PADI Rescue Diver course are self-rescue, recognising and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing frightened divers, and rescuing unresponsive divers. Most of the divers who sign up for the course do find it demanding, and there’s no denying it’s intensive. But it’s a really rewarding experience and after divers have completed the course, they often say it’s the best one they’ve ever taken. 
The PADI Rescue Diver course equips you with all the tools and techniques you’ll need to handle almost any emergency diving situation. Day one and two is divided between classroom learning and the water. You’ll spend time brushing up on the academic side of things, before moving onto the practicalities of being a rescue diver with some confined water exercises. On the third day, your time will be devoted to the open water where you’ll combine all the skills and knowledge you’ve been taught to take part in a series of simulated diving accident scenarios. 

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
  • Minimum age 12 for Junior Rescue or 15 for Rescue Diver
  • Before starting module 2 of the Rescue Diver course, it is necessary that you have completed an Emergency First Response course within the last 24 months, or an equivalent ‘accepted’ certification including primary care (CPR) and secondary care (First Aid).

What's included

Introduces you to new dive theory, and new SCUBA rescue skills which are learnt and practiced in shallow water before venturing into open water.  You will learn how to respond, assist or even manage emergency scenarios.