PADI Rescue Diver


Why PADI Rescue Diver?

"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.

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.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

What do I need to start?

  • An Open Water Diver certification! You can enrole in the Rescue Diver Course as soon as you are a certifiedOpen Water Diver(or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on yourAdvanced Open Water Diver certification.
  • To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios.
  • You must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation.
  • Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
  • Medically fit for the experience, complete ourMedical Form
  • Certified in a CPR programme within the past 24 months. (The Emergency First Response Primary Care(CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.)

What will I do?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the course you will cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
  • Dive first aid
  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Dive accident scenarios

How long will it take?

The initial training is completed in a swimming pool over 5 sessions then it’s into open water for one day for the scenarios and knowledge development session/s.

What is included: -

PADI Rescue diver course pack, pool training, open water training and PADI certification. Use of Seastyle school equipment (if required).

What is not included: -

Dive site entrance fees
Transport to pool and dive sites

Where can I go from here?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the a PADI Divemaster. Contact Seastyle today to enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course and prepare yourself to Go Pro

To book your place, complete the booking form, call us on 01905 351528 or

email us

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