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PADI Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

Why PADI Rescue Diver?

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course.
This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Rescue Briefing

What do I need to start?

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months
(The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements).

What will I do?

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

Self-rescue and diver stress
AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
dive first aid
swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
emergency management and equipment
panicked diver response
underwater problems
missing diver procedures
surfacing the unconscious diver
in-water rescue breathing protocols
egress (exits)
first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
dive accident scenarios

Rescue Course

How long will it take?

Here at Adventure Divers we pride ourselves on giving you more time than most during your Rescue Diver Course. With 6 hours of pool time prior to attending your full 2 day Open Water weekend you should be adequately prepared for your scenarios. This course can be completed in less time but is that a real benefit ?
See Below for a typical course schedule.

What will I need?

PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak
PADI Rescue Diver video or DVD

Where can I go from here?

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

Please contact us directly for details of course availability
on 01992 650 674 or 0777 444 9133


A Typical Adventure Divers
Rescue Course schedule

Saturday 09th 10.00 - 1600 EFR Primary Care (CPR) Secondary Care (first aid) & AED
Saturday 16th 09.00 - 1400 Orientation and Academics
Saturday 16th 14.30 - 17.00 Walthamstow Pool
Sunday 17th 09.00 - 13.00 DAN Oxygen Provider for Scuba Injuries (Optional but recommended)
Sunday 17th 13.30 - 15.30 Walthamstow Pool
Thursday 21st 18.30 - 20.00 Rescue Exam
Thursday 21st 20.30 - 22.00 Walthamstow Pool
Saturday 23rd 10.00 - 17.00 Location TBA
Sunday 24th 10.00 - 15.00 Location TBA

What you will need

Manual with knowledge reviews completed.

Pool Sessions

Full kit – we will supply tanks and weights, please let us know if you will be wearing a wetsuit in the pool so that we can ensure that you have sufficient weight.

Open Water Sessions Full kit

We will supply tanks only, unless asked to do otherwise. You will also need a compass, reel and SMB.


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