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PADI Rescue Diver Course

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Course Overview

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diverís knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor). Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency. By its nature, the course is demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course should be an enjoyable challenge that builds diver confidence.


Minimum age of 12.
Advanced Open Water Diver certified.
First Aid and CPR certified.

Details of the course

The Rescue Diver course covers:

  • Dive planning
  • Stress management
  • Emmergency scenario's

Course duration and number of dives

The Rescue Diver course is a 2 day course and 5 dives (scenario's) are required.

Course Price

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Additional costs

Recreational Rental equipment if needed. set p/day.
Purchase of spool, SMB, wriste slate and pocket mask .
Candidates can choose to run this program from our Luxurious Yachts involving additional costs.

Equipment requirement

The Rescue Diver course has no specific equipment requirement more than your standard recreational dive gear. We do however require that all divers carry a spool, SMB, wriste slate and pocket mask.

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