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PADI Dive Courses

LogoThe PADI Rescue Diver Course

Is acclaimed by thousands of students world wide as being the best diving course they have ever taken. Scuba Diving is one of the safest action sports being conducted on a global scale, however the need to have good divers trained to deal with an emergency situation is greater now than ever with the increased numbers of entry level divers being trained.

How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver program!

The PADI Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.

To get into the PADI Rescue Diver program, you’ll need to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus (or equivalent) and must be at least 15 years old. The PADI Junior Rescue Diver program is available if you’re between the ages of 12 and 14 and hold a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus (or equivalent) rating.

You’ll also need to have successfully completed the PADI MEDIC FIRST AID program or a sanctioned program in CPR within the past three years. The PADI Rescue Diver program covers:

  • self-rescue and diver stress
  • diving first aid
  • emergency management and equipment considerations
  • swimming and non swimming assists
  • panicked diver response
  • underwater problems
  • missing diver procedures
  • surfacing the unconscious diver
  • in-water artificial respiration
  • egress (exits)
  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • dive accident scenarios.

All of these topics are covered in the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and Rescue Diver video.

After successfully completing the program, you’ll receive the internationally recognized PADI Rescue Diver certification card.

Cost : US$ 270.  


The Rescue Diver course will take the student from dealing with self-rescue situations right the way through to organizing search and rescue and accident management scenarios with the use of the very latest training aids.

Classroom work includes subjects such as diving first aid, emergency management and equipment considerations.

The practical sessions will be made as realistic as possible by your instructor to give you a feel of the adrenaline felt by a rescuer. The sense of achievement felt upon completion of the Rescue Diver Course is second to none with the knowledge that you are a safe buddy and well on your way to being a diving professional.





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