PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course enhances safety, confidence, leadership, emergency readiness, teamwork, and personal development in diving.

Theory - PADI eLearning

PADI Rescue Diver eLearning covers dive emergencies, stress response, first aid, rescue techniques, search and recovery, equipment use, and post-rescue care through multimedia modules and quizzes. Topics covered include:

Self-Rescue Review:Divers review self-rescue techniques, demonstrating their ability to manage problems like cramps, entanglement, and loss of mask.

Tired Diver Tow:Divers practice towing a tired or panicked diver to safety while maintaining control and ensuring the safety of both divers.

Panicked Diver Response:Divers learn to approach and calm a panicked diver, preventing potential escalation of the situation.

Response from Shore or Boat:Divers practice assisting distressed divers to safety from a shore or boat, using appropriate techniques and communication.

Underwater Unconscious Diver:Divers learn how to approach, assess, and bring an unresponsive diver to the surface while providing rescue breaths.

In-Water Artificial Respiration:Divers practice providing rescue breaths to an unresponsive diver on the surface while towing them to safety.

Exiting with Unresponsive Diver:Divers learn to safely remove an unresponsive diver from the water, either with the assistance of others or alone.

Search and Recovery:Divers practice using search patterns and techniques to locate and recover a lost object underwater.

Scenario Practice:Divers engage in realistic rescue scenarios that require them to apply their knowledge and skills to manage complex situations.

Emergency First Response (EFR):Divers learn and practice basic first aid techniques tailored for dive-related injuries and emergencies.


PADI Rescue Diver exercises include handling tired or panicked divers, responding from shore/boat, underwater unconscious diver scenarios, search and recovery techniques, and realistic rescue scenarios. These practical sessions, guided by an instructor, teach essential skills for emergency response and safety in diving.


During PADI Rescue Diver scenarios, divers engage in realistic simulated emergency situations to apply their learned skills and demonstrate their ability to respond effectively. These scenarios are designed to challenge divers' problem-solving, decision-making, and teamwork abilities in a controlled environment. Here's what typically happens during PADI Rescue Diver scenarios:

Simulation Setup: Instructors or dive masters create scenarios that mimic real-life diving emergencies. Scenarios may involve distressed or unresponsive divers, lost equipment, underwater incidents, and more.

Assigned Roles: Divers are assigned specific roles within the scenario, which could include the victim, the rescuer, or other divers involved in the situation.

Emergency Response: Divers respond to the simulated emergency according to their roles. Rescuers must assess the situation, provide assistance, and make decisions based on the skills they've learned.

Communication: Effective communication is crucial during scenarios. Divers communicate with hand signals, verbal cues, and actions to coordinate their efforts and ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Rescue Techniques: Divers perform appropriate rescue techniques based on the scenario. This might include approaching and calming a panicked diver, bringing an unresponsive diver to the surface, and providing rescue breaths.

Team Coordination: Scenarios often involve multiple divers working together. Team members must coordinate their actions, share responsibilities, and maintain situational awareness.

Problem Solving: Divers encounter unexpected challenges in scenarios, encouraging them to think on their feet, adapt, and find solutions in real-time.

Adherence to Safety: Throughout the scenarios, divers prioritize safety for themselves and the victim. They manage risks and ensure that their actions do not compromise the well-being of anyone involved.

Debriefing: After each scenario, instructors facilitate a debriefing session. Divers discuss what went well, areas for improvement, and lessons learned. This reflection helps reinforce skills and decision-making.

Variety of Scenarios: Scenarios cover a range of emergencies to expose divers to diverse challenges. This could include surface rescues, underwater assists, lost diver searches, and more.

Course Schedule

9:00AM - 2:00PM on all days

Day 1 - Pool dive
Day 2 - Ocean dive
Day 3 - Ocean dive
Day 4 - Pool dive
Day 5 - Ocean dive