Rescue Diver 


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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.

Rescue Diver

Course Content

In this course, 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 need arises. 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.

In order to start the Rescue Diver course, the participant must be a minimum of 12 years of age and have completed a recognized CPR & First Aid Course (EFR) or have equivalent training through another organization within the last 24 months.

What 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 in an emergency situation. 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


The RESCUE DIVER course can be completed in a minimum of 4 days. If you should be short of time, we recommend you to participate the PADI eLearning Programme. With this you acquire the theory with PADI learning texts and videos on your Computer or Tablet and can start to dive as soon as you arrive. Please schedule a minimum of 4 – 5 days for your RESCUE DIVER course in any case. We recommend you to make an online reservation and avail a discount via the booking form on our website.