PADI Rescue diver course

Learn the techniques and skills to help yourself and others should something unplanned happen with the PADI Rescue diver course.

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The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills such as Rescuing panicked divers below and above the water and how to rescue a person in trouble from the shore so that you stay as safe as possible.


The PADI Rescue Diver course is challenging – but very very rewarding.  In the end, most say it’s the best course they have ever taken! The PADI rescue diver course is not only about saving others but helping you to be aware of what's going on around you so you can stay safe in the water while scuba diving, teaching you through scenario practice how to notice thing going wrong and how to best deal with it so that you can keep both yourself and your buddy safe while scuba diving.
The aim of the PADI Rescue Diver course is to make you a better and safer, diver and buddy. You learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers.
 The emphasis is on problem-solving, but we also practice the correct response to a variety of possible scuba diving emergencies using various rescue techniques.
 The Rescue Diver Course is designed to give you a set of skills and options that you can use in the unlikely event that you are present in a diving emergency.  You will go through the rescue and emergency procedures step by step.  These will deal with incidents ranging from tired or panicked diver to the more complex rescue scenarios.  You will be taught these in the pool and then given the opportunity to put them into practice in an open water environment.

The skills that you will learn are:

Tired Diver
Panicked Diver
Self-Rescue and Diver Stress
Missing Diver Procedures
Surfacing an Unconscious Diver
In-Water Rescue Breathes
Egress (exits)
Emergency Management Equipment
Dive Accident Scenarios
All of this will give you the basic skills you will need to help out in an emergency and make you a better and safer scuba diver

If you would like to read more about the PADI rescue diver course below are a few links to different blog posts with more information about the PADI rescue diver course
PADI rescue diver course FAQ's
What is the PADI rescue diver course
Why you should take the PADi rescue diver course


We offer the very highest level of PADI scuba diver education designed to teach you to scuba dive safely using the most up to date teaching practices. Unlike most other Dive School’s, you will get on-line tuition, so you can learn at your own pace and time but with the support of a PADI instructor always on hand to answer your questions, A guaranteed maximum class size of 6 during you confined water session at one of our pools located in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Cambridgeshire, plus a maximum of 2 students to a dive professional while at the specialist scuba diving lake during your PADI Rescue diver course.


Because Our PADI courses are designed around your needs and to give the best experience, our courses are planned around times to suit you with private theory sessions, weekly confined water pool sessions throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire and monthly qualifying weekends during the scuba diving session.


  • PADI Advanced open water diver ( or equivalent from another agency )
  • Minimum age: 15 (12 for Junior Divers)


  • All Equipment hire apart from wetsuit boots which we cannot hire out due to hygiene.
  • Air fills
  • All Swimming pool fees
  • All open water qualifying dives
In other words’s everything you need to learn to dive in a safe, friendly, and fun atmosphere.



Once you have completed your PADI Rescue diver course you will already have learned and achieved so much. You are now at the point where you can choose between starting your PADI Divemaster course or heading toward the highest possible non-professional PADI rating with the PADI master scuba diver rating. Please feel free to contact us anytime to discuss your options.