+27 12 460 9229

RESCUE DIVER learn to prevent and manage dive problems!

The PADI Rescue Diver Course 

Take This Course If You Want to:

  • Be a responsible dive buddy
  • Learn rescue techniques
  • Improve your navigation skills
  • Move on to become a divemaster  

Learn How to:


  • Help other divers
  • Identify and Fix minor gear issues
  • Use an emergency oxygen kit
  • Recognise possible problems early

"Challenging" and "Rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about problem prevention, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, thats why they say it is the best course that they have taken.

 What do I need to start?

What will I learn?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and if necessary manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Diver first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In water artificial respiration
  • Exits
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?

Depending on the student, but the course normally takes a day in our heated pool at Reef Divers and a long open water day at Miracle Waters for the rescue scenarios!

What will I need?

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses as well as for Master Scuba Diver (the Black Belt of diving and the highest non- professional rating in scuba diving!).

The PADI Divemaster course are for those with leadership aspirations this course will focus more on dive theory and developing your leadership skills so that you can become a true PADI professional!

Sign up to our newsletter to keep updated with any specials running parallel with this course or take a look at our travel website to see where you could put your new found skills to action!

Course Price

Book Now!