RNLI Diver

RNLI Diver - Sea Survival Course


Would you like to develop new skills to be better prepared to deal with the unexpected at sea? Are you interested in learning how to respond in the event of a diving related emergency underwater and at the surface? Then the RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course is for you.

The RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to deal with unexpected emergency situations whilst diving.  You will also learn how to initiate a faster and more effective rescue. Mastering sea survival skills will give you additional confidence if you find yourself in an unwanted situation whilst diving.

The Fun Part

As with all rescue related courses, this programme is challenging, rewarding and fun! Push yourself and your course mates to become safer divers, able to avoid problems before they occur and be better prepared to deal with issues that do arise. 

What You Learn

The course will include 2 dives and covers:

  • Dive planning and preparation
  • Navigation and safety kit
  • Low-vis conditions
  • Out of air emergencies
  • SMB's and making yourself visible on the surface
  • Emergencies on the surface

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and use accessories such as surface marker buoys and lights.



To enroll in the RNLI Sea Survival Diver, you must be:

  • 12 years or older
  • Hold an Open Water Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)

Your Next Adventure

After completing the RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these two courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies. You are also heading towards the Master Scuba Diver rating, as both of these specialites contribute to the five needed to become a Master Scuba Diver! 


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.

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