Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver Course


Taking part in the PADI Rescue Diver course should be a target for every diver when starting out. You will become a more competent dive buddy, with an ability to recognise problems before they occur, and know how to react when something does go wrong. You will learn new skills like rescue breathing and take part in realistic training scenarios to test your new skills! 

The Rescue Diver is certainly a challenging course, but one that will improve your confidence and skills in a fun and realistic dive setting!

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, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

PADI Rescue Divers in training


What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management skills
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Administering oxygen to divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

Alongside all your normal scuba diving kit, you will learn to use new specialised rescue equipment. You will use a pocket mask for rescue breathing, and learn how to safely handle an emergency oxygen kit, including how to use it in a diving emergency.

The Learning Materials You Need

Using PADI's Rescue Diver eLearning programme, or the Rescue Diver crewpak, you will learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice during your course. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the course content to refresh your dive safety skills as needed.


To enrol 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 (This can be combined with your Rescue Diver Course if you don't have an in-date first aid certification)

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid training and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diving emergencies.

You are also one step closer to being recognised as a Master Scuba Diver! When you've also earned five PADI Specialities and logged 50 dives or more, you will have reached the Master Scuba Diver rating.


Ready To Book?

Simply choose from one of our available course dates below. A £100 deposit will secure your chosen course start date, and the balance can be paid any time before the end of your training. If you don’t see any suitable dates, please get in touch and we can try to accommodate your request.

    Start Date Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
24 May 2024 Rescue Diver - Thornbury Leisure Centre, Cromhall Quarry 0 £ 375.00

Pool Session
Fri 24 May 2024
10:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
- Thornbury Leisure Centre
Open Water Day 1
Sat 25 May 2024
08:30 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Cromhall Quarry
Open Water Day 2
Sun 26 May 2024
08:30 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Cromhall Quarry

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