PADI Rescue Diver

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.

Course pre requisites, students should be PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. 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.

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

The course is completed normally over 3 days involving, academic study, pool sessions and Open Water dives. We also can also arrange privately tailored courses to meet your requirements and schedule. You progress through five knowledge development sections, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Contact Haven Diving Services to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

You’ll use standard scuba diving 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. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional extras, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.

Check with Haven Diving Services to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.



  • Rescue Diver crew-pack: Rescue Diver manual, DVD, Pocket Mask, Rescue Diver emergency slate, Dry/clear Zipper holder for your materials, sticker
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid)
  • Diver qualification card on completion of the course.
  • Scuba diving equipment for course duration (F.O.C, although we recommend that you have and use your own equipment during the course)


Standard Rescue Diver Course Only (current and in date CPR and First Aid) = £290.00pp
Rescue Diver Course including (CPR and First Aid) = £375.00pp


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