PADI Rescue Diver

Course description

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.

You will need to have Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. Alternatively you can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.

What will you 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 equipment will you use?

    You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. All equipment will be made available to you at no extra cost.


    Course cost

    EUR 390 (EFR training excluded)
    EUR 500 (EFR training included)

    Included in the cost:

    • All your equipment
    • Course manual
    • Course certification card
    • Refreshments


    • Adventure Divers and higher
    • Minimum age: 12 years old
    • Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
    • Valid EFR certification
    • You need to be reasonably healthy