PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun - it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

What the Course Entails

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. Topics include:

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced Open Water certification and Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months (though most divers take it at the same time as the rescue course). To succeed in passing the course, however, you also need to be physically fit and have the right mental attitude.

Course Flow

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enrol in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

How Can I Get Started?

Register for PADIs eLearning option PADI's eLearning option - PADI’s eLearning option - to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

What is the next adventure?

The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses, beginning with the PADI Divemaster certification.

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Lahami Bay Beach Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hamata

The Lahami Bay Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine natural, untouched surroundings, reflecting an Oriental Maritime and a Mediterranean style.

  • 5* resort with great house reef diving
  • Set in beautiful gardens
  • Excellent Restaurant/Bar/Spa/Pool
  • Perfect for those seeking quality
  • 220 rooms with terrace or sea view
  • HB or AI board basis

Solo Divers

Lahami Bay Beach Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hamata

The Lahami Bay Beach Resort is surrounded by pristine natural, untouched surroundings, reflecting an Oriental Maritime and a Mediterranean style.

  • 5* resort with great house reef diving
  • Set in beautiful gardens
  • Excellent Restaurant/Bar/Spa/Pool
  • Perfect for those seeking quality
  • 220 rooms with terrace or sea view
  • HB or AI board basis

Solo Divers

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Hilton Resort is located at the vibrant touristic Hurghada’s promenade being the perfect place for all, families, couples, singles and divers where comfort and luxury go hand in hand.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Divers Lodge on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Private sandy beach
  • Great for families and couples
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Hilton Resort is located at the vibrant touristic Hurghada’s promenade being the perfect place for all, families, couples, singles and divers where comfort and luxury go hand in hand.

  • All inclusive resort
  • Divers Lodge on-site
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Private sandy beach
  • Great for families and couples
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

The Three Corners Sunny Beach

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

Located between Hurghada and El Gouna. The four star Sunny Beach Resort enchants guests with relaxed atmosphere, attentive hospitality, and a glorious seaside setting.

Solo Divers

Sunrise Romance Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Sunrise Romance Resort offers guests a luxurious holiday beyond expectations. The resort boosts a peaceful sanctuary for tranquil escapes with sweeping uninterrupted views to the dazzling Red Sea.

  • All inclusive Resort
  • Water fun & adventures
  • Private sandy beach
  • Served by Divers Lodge
  • Romantic getaway
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

Sunrise Romance Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

The Sunrise Romance Resort offers guests a luxurious holiday beyond expectations. The resort boosts a peaceful sanctuary for tranquil escapes with sweeping uninterrupted views to the dazzling Red Sea.

  • All inclusive Resort
  • Water fun & adventures
  • Private sandy beach
  • Served by Divers Lodge
  • Romantic getaway
  • Spa & wellness centre

Solo Divers

Continental Hotel Hurghada

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

Perfectly nestled into Hurghada Bay, with lush gardens and its own private, sandy beach offering spectacular views across the Red Sea.

  • All Inclusive available
  • Private sandy beach
  • Divers Lodge close by
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Great for families, groups & couples

Solo Divers

Continental Hotel Hurghada

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

Perfectly nestled into Hurghada Bay, with lush gardens and its own private, sandy beach offering spectacular views across the Red Sea.

  • All Inclusive available
  • Private sandy beach
  • Divers Lodge close by
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Great for families, groups & couples

Solo Divers

Marriot Beach Resort

Red Sea Diving Holidays, Hurghada

Marriott Beach Resort offers a unique location in the heart of Hurghada allowing you to browse varieties of options in Hurghada town and experience the nightlife.

  • Private sandy beach
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Served by Divers Lodge
  • Choice of restaurants & bars
  • Range of board basis
  • Great for families and couples