Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver

Experience the Challenge and Reward

The PADI Rescue Diver course is the perfect blend of challenge and reward. Building upon your existing knowledge, this course equips you with advanced skills to prevent and manage diving emergencies.

Discover the Thrill

What makes this course truly exhilarating is the opportunity to face challenges head-on and conquer them. Many divers find it demanding yet incredibly satisfying, often proclaiming it as their best course ever.

What You’ll Gain

As a Rescue Diver, you’ll develop the mindset of a true diving hero. You’ll preview the essential skills under the guidance of your PADI Instructor. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have a valuable toolbox of knowledge and techniques at your disposal, enabling you to tackle nearly any emergency situation:

  • Self-rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment usage
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Course Duration

The Rescue course spans 4 days. Day 1 focuses on the Emergency First Response course. Days 2 and 3 combine classroom and pool sessions, while Day 4 takes you to the ocean for practical skill application and scenarios.

The Dive Gear You’ll Use

You’ll utilize your standard scuba equipment, which includes a dive computer, pocket mask, and compass.

Course Materials

All the essential knowledge required for the PADI Rescue Diver course can be found in the comprehensive PADI Rescue Diver manual and online manual, both of which are included in your course fee.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 12 years old
  • Hold a PADI Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water certification (or possess a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have current first aid and CPR training within the past two years. Don’t worry if you’re not current; we can provide on-site Emergency First Response training.

Your Next Adventure

Upon completing the Emergency First Response and PADI Rescue Diver courses, you’ll be ready for the next thrilling step in your diving journey. Consider taking on the PADI Master Scuba Diver challenge, or for those aspiring to go professional, explore the PADI Divemaster Course. Your adventure continues!