$495 - PADI Rescue Diver Course


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 will you learn?

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. The rescue course is a demanding course, often cited as the most enjoyable, satisfying course on offer. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management/equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Rescue Course consists of:

  • 1 day pool and theory
  • 2 Ocean dives – includes 14 exercises
  • 2 Realistic emergency scenarios.

The Rescue Course includes:

  • PADI Certification Card
  • The Rescue Diver Manual
  • The Accident Management Slate
  • Gear hire and certification costs 
  • Personal instruction in small groups


  • PADI AOW certification (or equivalent)
  • 15 years of age or older
  • First Aid certificate (within 24 months)

Please Note: All students completing PADI continuing education courses must complete the Continuing Education Administrative Document (here). Any student who answers YES to having ANY of the medical conditions on the Medical Statement MUST obtain an Australian Standard AS4005.1 Diving Medical PRIOR to commencement of the course. Please note this cannot be done in Shark Bay, to find a diving doctor near you please visit the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS) website (here).

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