PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

Regular price €375,00

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Pocket mask

With EFR course

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The PADI Rescue Diver is one of the most fun, but hard work, scuba diving courses you will complete during your diving adventures.

What You Learn

As PADI Rescue Diver you will learn:
  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

What do I need to start?

  • You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
  • Medically fit for the experience, complete our Medical Form
  • Certified in a CPR program within the past 24 months. (The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.)

What will I do?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the course you will cover: 
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • Dive first aid
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?

As little as two days. The initial training is completed in confined open water and then it's into open water for one day for the scenarios. One additional day is needed to complete the Emergency First Response CPR course. 

What is included in the Rescue course:

  • Full training
  • Online theory (Knowledge Development)
  • Equipment rental

What will I need?

Pocket Mask - Divers need their own pocket mask for the course

Current First Aid and CPR training within the last 24 months (for example, the Emergency First Response (EFR) course)

Students are expected to own basic equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, boots, and wetsuit) however full equipment rental is included


If you are planning your PADI Rescue course in advance, you will need to pay a €100 deposit, which secures your place on the course, and allows us to issue your eLearning (please note that we will also need your date of birth before this can be issued). If this is what you want to do click the PAY DEPOSIT button now.


If you are going diving with us at NDS and are due to get in the water soon, then you can click the BUY IT NOW button on the right of this page to pay for your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course in full.

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with a PADI Divemaster certification.

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