Rescue Diver - 17 & 18 August 2019

The Rescue Diver program will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention, and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment.

This is an important and critical step in diver-training: you will learn how to take care of yourself (self-rescue skills are highly under-estimated and extremely valuable) and you will also learn how to lend valuable assistance to others in a variety of emergency situations, and to develop your initiative - work on prevention rather than cure! Ask yourself - would I know what to do in an emergency?

What's involved in the PADI Rescue Diver course?

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:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers


  • Orientation - Wednesday 7 August
  • Travel to the coast Friday 9 August
  • Coast dives - Saturday 10 August
  • Coast dives  - Sunday 11 August

What's included?

  • use of scuba gear
  • 10 rescue training exercises, 2 rescue scenarios over 2 days
  • all air fills
  • training manual and rescue slate
  • certification card & wall certificate

What do I need to provide?

  • Dive medical (if required)
  • snorkeling equipment - mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves, pocket mask
  • Pocket mask
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB)
  • Transport to and from the coast
  • Bedding and pillow
  • Food and drinks at the coast
  • cover cost of two nights accommodation