PADI Rescue Diver Course

£250 / 2 Days

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.


PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll 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 PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.



What Will I Learn?


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:

  • Self rescue

  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Rescuing panicked divers

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers


What’s Included?


The course fee includes everything you need to become a certified PADI Rescue Diver: course materials, kit hire, instruction and certification fee.

Red Duck will provide all the scuba equipment you’ll be using including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank. An 8mm semi-dry suit will be provided to maximise your enjoyment and comfort, as well as a post-dive hot drink and a snack. During exercises, you’ll also use a pocket mask to practise In-water resuscitation, an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys, etc.


You will need to bring your swimming costume/shorts, a towel and warm clothes for after.


You will receive the PADI Rescue Diver manual – there are five Knowledge Development sections to complete.

Upon successful completion of your PADI Rescue Diver course, you will receive your certification card.



How Do I Book?


Book your adventure today by calling Red Duck Diving on 07927 400 723 or email us.


There are two ways to study:


Either: Register for Rescue Diver Online – 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.


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


Enroll in the course and we will send you your materials for you to start learning. Your Red Duck PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.


You need complete a medical statement form and PADI liability release form. Red Duck will send these electronically to you when you enrol upon your course. If you answer yes on the medical statement, you will need to see a doctor to ensure you are fit to dive.


What’s Next?


Check out the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. Sign up within a month of certification to receive a discount on your a PADI Specialty course when you complete the PADI Rescue Diver course with Red Duck Diving.