Rescue Diver


Probably the most fun and intense course for experienced divers. This course expands on the M.F.A course. You will acquire additional physical and mental skills in diving used in preventing and dealing with dangerous situations at sea.

Duration: 3 half days
Departure and operation days: Daily
Minimum age: 15 years old (or 12 years old for Junior Rescue Diver) certification
Minimum Prerequisites: Adventure Diver or equivalent, Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years


Full Rescue Diver course
Rescue diver book
Rescue with PADI eLearning
Rescue E-learning paid directly to PADI

General Description

For most Dive Instructors and Divermasters the Rescue Diver course is remembered as the most fun course from of all dive courses. This course, along with Emergency First Response course, provides divers with confidence in preventing and handling emergencies that are dive related.


The Rescue Diver course, highly appreciated, provides the physical and mental preparation essential to get you ready to prevent, anticipate, and, if necessary, handle any diving accident. Because the course focuses on rescue skills, this is a challenging course, but not requiring special preparation.
The course consists of three main parts: The development of theoretical knowledge, training sessions and rescue scenarios in a natural environment that simulate diving incidents.


During this course, you will learn the principles and techniques that you will need to avoid, anticipate, and handle diving emergencies, the recognition of diver stress or equipment problems. You will learn to evaluate the situation and correctly react in administering first aid and applying the life saving and first aid procedures on conscious or unconscious victims, on the surface as well as underwater.

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