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RESCUE DIVER Recognise, Prevent And Manage Problems And Be A Better Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver & Emergency Oxygen Provider Course with ACADEMY OF SCUBA

"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 how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

Plus, Academy of Scuba includes training for the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider as standard. This is to ensure that all our divers are being trained to the highest level and have a holistic understanding of emergency management if a diving accident should occur.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $570 / 1 Evening + 2 Days  Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 12 years old and Advanced Open Water certified (or Junior AOW) Diving Medical- subject to medical questionairre.  Liabitlity release, safe diving practices statement of understanding COURSE CONTENTS: Home study Evening of theory Pool Session 1 Day in the ocean putting all skills into practice EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Being vital to the enjoyment of your diving experience and training, we requiere all of our students to obtain quality snorkelling equipment.  Helping out students get professionally fitted, we also offer a discount, and the ability to change equipment after your shore dive if something is not right for you.  You will also need to purchase a pocket mask LINKS: Diving Doctors

What 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


We practice these skills extensively so that if you are to ever find yourself in a situation where you need to use them, they will come naturally.


 At the end of this course you will not only find yourself a far more confident diver, able to not only look out for yourself, but look out for other divers as well.


 N.B. The Rescue Diver certification is also a pre-requisite for becoming a Master Scuba Diver - the highest non-professional PADI rating.



To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • 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).

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact ACADEMY OF SCUBA.


To start this course, you will need to complete a divers medical questionnaire. If you have any 'yes' answers, you'll need to book a recreational diving medical with a diving doctor. These can be found here.

Transportation for your course

AOS unfortunately does not offer transportation services at this time. We therefore highly recommend that you have access to a car for the duration of your course. AOS will not be held responsible for any student who is unable to attend any part of their course to due transportation issues.