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Be Prepared

Become a PADI Rescue Diver


The PADI Rescue Diver course teaches you how to deal with dive emergencies, both major and minor. We use knowledge development, rescue training exercises and open water scenarios to teach you how to recognise diver emergencies, as well as techniques which you can use to respond to those emergencies.  

The Course has three main components usually run over a weekend.

  1. Knowledge Development (Online Study) – Understand and recognise diver emergencies and learn about different rescue techniques.

  2. Pool Training – Practice rescue exercises and scenarios in confined water.

  3. Ocean Dives – Practice your new skills and all emergency scenarios in the ocean.

Some of the topics covered during the weekend are:

  • Self-rescue 

  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Rescuing panicked divers

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

  • Search & recovery of missing divers


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification or equivalent qualification from another training agency.

  • Minimum age of 12 years. Student divers between 12 and 14 earn the PADI Junior Rescue Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Rescue Diver certification upon reaching 15.

  • Current First Aid and CPR qualification.


  • PADI e-Learning 

  • Professional Instruction

  • Emergency equipment (First-aid kit, oxygen unit, rescue breathing masks)

  • Tanks and weights

  • Pool Training

  • Ocean Dives

The first day we will be practicing in a local pool followed by training in the ocean the next day out of a dive location in the South or North of the state (depending on which location you booked on). We will be putting your new acquired skills into several rescue scenarios.​​


  • Scuba equipment. Gear hire is available in store for a discounted rate if you do not have your own.

  • Compass

  • SMB with reel (surface marker buoy)

  • Rescue Pocket Mask (available in store)

  • Own Transport - you will need to be able to transport your SCUBA equipment during the duration of the course​

  • Medical Statement

Click the button below to check if you require a DIVE MEDICAL from a doctor

Click the button below to download a PDF with all course information.

Once you have purchased a course we will email you your PADI eLearning key-pass within 24 hours! We will also contact you to introduce ourselves and answer any immediate questions about your PADI course.

Specialty Training

PADI Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver course will expand your knowledge and experience level.


Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers.


We often hear “demanding and challenging” from divers taking the course, but in the end most will say it is the best course they have ever done.


rewarding &


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