PADI Rescue Diver

Quoted by many as the most challenging & rewarding PADI course available, the PADI Rescue Diver program introduces the necessary skills required in the unlikely event of a diving incident.

The PADI Rescue Diver program will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment.

Candidates 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.

  • Candidates must be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • To be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver, you must have successfully completed a sanctioned first aid course including CPR training within the past 2 years. The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) program is highly recommended and meets this requirement. This training is available at Sub-Mission & offered at a discounted rate when booked in conjunction with the PADI Rescue Diver course.
  • The minimum age is 12, with 12 to 15 year olds awarded the rating of PADI Junior Rescue Diver.
  • All students must complete a PADI Medical Questionnaire prior to participating in the course.
Course Content

The course structure is modular consisting of Knowledge Development, Confined Water training sessions & Open Water Dives.

Knowledge Development

Knowledge Development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by 4 Academic sessions with a PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of Rescue theory.

Confined Water Sessions

There are 4 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 & 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 2 Open Water Rescue Scenarios to complete, completed over 1 or 2 dives. These accident scenarios give students the opportunity to apply all of the skills that were practiced in confined water, in a more realistic setting.

Course Duration

4 Weeks (1 evening per week) + 1 day at Open Water

What’s Included?
  • PADI Rescue Diver manual
  • PADI Diving Accident Management Workslate
  • PADI Certification fee
  • Full equipment hire
What’s Not Included?

Travel expenses & entrance fee to the open water sites. Entrance fee is approximately £17 per day.

What Next?

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 & opportunities to gain employment in the dive industry.
Alternatively, complete five PADI Specialty programs and earn PADI’s highest non-professional rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver.
Sub-mission also offers a Dive Club, where you can keep your dive skills up to date & make new buddies with people who share your passion for diving. Why not join the club on one of the many organised dive trips and social events.

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