Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver Course is the next progression after your Advanced certification in continuing your diver education. There is no better way to learn how to handle diving emergencies, or better still, help identify situation's before they become a problem or emergency for both yourself and other fellow divers, the Rescue Diver does just that.

Up until now your diving activities may have been centred on sharpening and developing your own personal diving skills. With Rescue Diver you are broadening your horizons to enable you to focus on fellow divers and their well being, as well as looking after yourself and knowing your own limitations.

To qualify for the PADI Rescue Diver Course, you will 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 are between 12 and 14 years old and hold a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver or Advanced Plus (or equivalent) rating.


Must hold a current CPR First Aid Certificate eg. Emergency First Response.

The PADI Rescue Diver Program covers:

  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • 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

Divers that have completed a Rescue Course are often heard making such comments as 'That was the best PADI course yet' as well as 'It was fun and worth it'.

Rescue Divers are highly respected members of any dive party, instilling an additional confidence and feeling of well being to all members of the group.