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The Rescue course is probably one, if not the most, comprehensive, challenging yet rewarding program PADI offers for recreational divers. It's also one of the most fun courses and we'll guarantee you'll have a fantastic time while expanding your knowledge, experience and confidence.  We'll teach you invaluable skills and techniques that will help you prevent diving problems and if necessary, manage dive emergencies.

What you will learn

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment 
  • Panicked diver response above and under water
  • Finding a missing diver & surfacing safely
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols 
  • Exits with an unresponsive diver 
  • First Aid for pressure-related accidents 
  • Dive accident scenarios

Personal Equipment Required

By enrolling in a Rescue course you've demonstrated that you're serious about your diving.  At this level, there are some basic pieces of safety equipment that are necessary to own:

  • Log Book
  • Knife (cutting implement)
  • Dive Slate
  • Whistle or audible signalling device (whistles are provided on our hire BCD's)
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
  • Reel or Spool
  • Wrist Compass
  • Pocket Mask


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 organization)
  • current First Aid certificate (completed within the past 24 months).  If you do not have a first aid certificate, we run Emergency First Response courses prior to every Rescue Course.