Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver Course with Academy of Scuba

Challenge yourself and take the next step.

Learn to prevent and manage diver emergencies for yourself and others with Academy of Scuba. We combine the Rescue Diver Course with the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course  for complete emergency management and equipment skills, putting you in control.

Comprehensive Training

 Academy of Scuba includes the Emergency Oxygen Provider Course as standard in our Rescue Diver course package. This gives you complete emergency management and equipment skills so that you’re in control in a diver emergency.

Practice Makes Perfect

It is important to allow time to practice until rescue skills are second nature and you are confident. We offer group workshops to learn to recognize problems before they arise, so that you enjoy diving more.

Stay Sharp

Academy of Scuba offers post-course rescue practice sessions, so you can keep your skills sharp and handle diver emergencies better, if they occur. 

Become A Rescue Diver Today!



(Rescue Diver and Emergency Oxygen Provider)
  • The PADI Rescue Diver course runs over 1 evening and 2 days.
  • Private courses are available. Please contact Academy of Scuba for details and pricing.


       You must...

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Have access to a car for the duration of your course as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation services currently.


You will learn 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
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses)
  • Complete a diving medical questionnaire, and obtain a recreational diving medical if necessary (For a list of diving doctors please go to

Course Content

(Home Study)
  • Theory – 1 evening of theory review
  • Confined Water Session – 1 day practicing Rescue skills in a pool
  • Open Water Scenario Session – 1 day in the ocean putting skills learnt in the pool into practice
The Rescue Diver certification is also a pre-requisite for becoming a Master Scuba Diver – the highest non-professional PADI rating – or a PADI Divemaster – the first professional scuba certification.


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