PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun - it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

What the Course Entails

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced Open Water certification and Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months (though most divers take it at the same time as the rescue course). To succeed in passing the course, however, you also need to be physically fit and have the right mental attitude.

Course Flow

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enrol in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

How Can I Get Started?

Register for PADIs eLearning option PADI's eLearning option - PADI’s eLearning option - to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

What is the next adventure?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Bonaire, Bonaire

The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is ideally located along the west coast of Bonaire with fantastic diving. This bustling resort is great for families, couples and divers alike!

  • 126 oceanfront and garden rooms
  • Located close to restaurants and bars
  • Pool/Spa/Baby Sitting/Casino/Gym
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Room only basis
  • Great for divers and families

Solo Divers

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort is the perfect hotel with a variety of rooms, a magnificent beachfront location, out of this world thresher shark diving experiences and a unique man-made house reef.

  • Beachfront located divers resort
  • 29 rooms with choice of types
  • Choice of BB, HB or FB basis
  • Daily thresher shark diving
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Diving at Gato Island

Solo Divers

Club Paradise

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Club Paradise is set on the beautiful Dimakya Island amidst sparkling turquoise waters filled with delights such as dugongs, green turtles and the Japanese freighter Kyokuzan Maru wreck.

  • Private island resort
  • Explore the island on foot
  • Great house reef diving
  • Dive with dugongs
  • Choice of BB or HB basis
  • Dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

El Rio Y Mar

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

The beautiful and intimate resort, El Rio Y Mar is located on a picture perfect white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue waters filled with an abundance of marine life! Perfection!

  • Romantic resort location for couples
  • Just 15 cabana style bungalows
  • A’la carte restaurant menu
  • Choice of BB and HB basis
  • Very quiet location on private beach
  • First Class Service/Spa/Infinity Pool

Solo Divers

Mabul Water Bungalows

TBC

The Mabul Water Bungalow is a new floating dive-resort situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.

  • Overlooks Sipadan Island
  • 15 Traditional style water bungalows
  • Full boar inc 3 boat dives a day
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Peace and tranquility
  • Spa/Massage/Dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

Sipadan Mabul Diving Resort

TBC

The Sipadan Mabul Diving Resort is nestled in a coconut grove on the southeast side of Mabul Island overlooking the near by Sipadan Island and just 45 minutes away from Malaysia Borneo by speedboat.

  • Beachfront resort with sandy beach
  • Full board basis with 3 dives per day
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • 45 chalets (22 deluxe / 23 standard)
  • Dive Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai
  • Great for all divers and non-divers

Solo Divers

Manta Ray Bay Hotel

Micronesia, Yap

The Manta Ray Bay Hotel is truly one of the most luxurious dive resorts in the fabulous diving region of Micronesia.

  • 5* PADI centre on-site with Nitrox
  • 24 standard and 4 deluxe rooms
  • Dedicated dive resort
  • Cultural tours
  • Pool/Internet/Bar/Water Sports
  • Unique boat restaurant

Solo Divers

Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort

Philippines, Mindoro & Anilao

The Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle with spectacular scenery above and below the water. This idyllic resort has to be on every divers bucket list!

  • Boutique resort on the hills of Sabang Bay
  • Center of biodiversity in the Coral Triangle
  • Spa facilities with a range of treatments
  • Up to five dives a day available
  • Excellent camera room facilities
  • 2018 Trip advisor Certificate of Excellence

Solo Divers

Tasik Ria Resort

Indonesia, Manado

The Tasik Ria Resort is the perfect hotel for individuals, couples, families and dive groups as it offers paramount comfort, outstanding levels of service and some of the best diving in Indonesia.

  • Pelagic Sightings
  • Bunaken National Park
  • Wall & reef diving
  • Muck diving (at Lembeh)
  • Pool with bar/Bar/Internet/Restaurant
  • Great for all types of divers

Solo Divers

Tasik Ria Resort

Indonesia, Manado

The Tasik Ria Resort is the perfect hotel for individuals, couples, families and dive groups as it offers paramount comfort, outstanding levels of service and some of the best diving in Indonesia.

  • Pelagic Sightings
  • Bunaken National Park
  • Wall & reef diving
  • Muck diving (at Lembeh)
  • Pool with bar/Bar/Internet/Restaurant
  • Great for all types of divers