From £350

Quoted by many as the most challenging & rewarding PADI course available, the PADI Rescue Diver program introduces the necessary skills required in the unlikely event of a diving incident.

The PADI Rescue Diver program will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment.

Candidates learn the techniques needed to deal with tired, panicked, unresponsive and unconscious divers. This is developed through to worst case scenarios and in water resuscitation techniques.

Course Prerequisites

  • You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver )

  • To be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver, you must have successfully completed a sanctioned first aid course including CPR training within the past 2 years. The PADI Emergency First Response (EFR)  program is highly recommended and meets this requirement. 

  • Be 12 years of age or older (12-14 year olds will be awarded the PADI Junior Rescue Diver upon certification.

Rescue Divers Exiting Onto Beach
Knowledge Development

Knowledge development is based on a self-study method, allowing you to study in your own time, at your own pace. Home study is backed up by an academic session with your PADI Instructor, to ensure full understanding of the course material.

Confined Water Sessions


There are confined pool sessions where you will develop problem solving and accident management techniques. These skills are performed in a realistic but enjoyable way giving the candidate the solid foundations of understanding & successfully managing any problem. There will be lots of time to practice in group scenario situations and role-playing exercises


Open Water Dives

There are 2 Open Water Rescue Scenarios to complete, completed over 1 or 2 dives. These accident scenarios give students the opportunity to apply all of the skills that were practiced in confined water, in a more realistic setting.

Price Includes​

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course Materials

  • PADI Certification Fee

Continue The Adventure...

You have the option of enrolling onto the PADI Divemaster course, the first step on the PADI professional ladder. This is your ticket to international travel & opportunities to gain employment in the dive industry.

Alternatively, complete five PADI Specialty programs and earn PADI’s highest non-professional rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver.