Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.


What You Learn

Self rescue

Recognising and managing stress in other divers

Emergency management and equipment

Rescuing panicked divers

Rescuing unresponsive divers


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic SCUBA gear including a dive computer and accessories.



To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must

Be 12 years or older

Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)

Be trained and current for First Aid and CPR within the previous two years (ask your Instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and First Aid courses).

Rescue Diver Online

The PADI Rescue Diver course is the newest addition to the PADI eLearning® family. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and lets you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!


Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and First Aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle SCUBA diver emergencies