The PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging and rewarding PADI course available, and introduces the necessary skills required in the unlikely event of a diving incident.
The course will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment.
You will learn the techniques needed to deal with tired, panicked, unresponsive and unconscious divers. This is developed through to worst case scenarios and in water resuscitation techniques.
Rescue Diver Pre-Requisites
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification from another training agency
PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course
Minimum age is 12, with 12 and 14 year olds awarded the rating of PADI Junior Rescue Diver.
All students must complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participation.
What will I do?
The course structure is modular consisting of Knowledge Development, Confined Water training sessions and Open Water Dives.
Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace, backed up by a classroom session with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of rescue theory.
Confined Water Dives - there are a minimum of four confined pool sessions where you will develop problem solving and accident management techniques. These skills are performed in a realistic but enjoyable way giving the candidate the solid foundations of understanding and successfully managing any problem. There will be lots of time to practice in group scenario situations and role-playing exercises.
Open Water Dives - there are two Open Water Rescue Scenarios to complete, over one day. These accident scenarios give students the opportunity to apply all of the skills that were practiced in confined water, in a more realistic setting.
4 weeks (1 evening per week)
1 day Open Water at a UK inland dive site
Includes all equipment hire, air, tuition, PADI Rescue Diver Manual, PADI Diving Accident Management Workslate, swimming pool fees, PADI Certification fee. Not entry fees to inland dive sites.
How do I sign up?
To book your place please call or email us. A non-refundable deposit is required on booking to secure your place, and you will be issued with your training materials and confirmation of the start date.
You have the option of enrolling onto the PADI Divemaster course, the first step on the PADI professional ladder. This is your ticket to international travel and opportunities to gain employment in the dive industry. Alternatively, complete five PADI Specialty courses and earn PADI’s highest non-professional rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver.
How much does it cost?
Rescue Diver course costs
£400 per person
Emergency First Response course is a great accompaniment to the Rescue Diver course.