PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

During the PADI Rescue Diver programme, you'll learn how to anticipate, prevent and manage potential dive accidents.  From assisting a tired diver to handling emergency scenarios, you'll practice applying the knowledge and skills that can make the difference in the unlikely event problems do arise.  While learning about accident management, you'll apply the skills learned in this programme to the unique needs of diving.

To Start


How do I get started?


As with our other diving education programmes, everything you need is included in the cost. Just pick your dates if you can and pay your £99 deposit and we will give you your PADI Rescue Diver manual, the Rescue Diver DVD and your Accident Management Slate which you will need to start the course.




What will I do?


Until now the emphasis of your rescue training has been on basic accident prevention and safe diving. The PADI Rescue Diver takes you to the next level, expanding your knowledge to include accident management and many various rescue techniques.

We have three full days of intense rescue training to complete. In our fully equipped multi-media classrooms you will learn how to deal with many different scenarios, from a simple jellyfish sting to assisting with the emergency services in a full blown missing diver scenario.

You will put what you learn into practice in a combination of skills in the pool and open water, culminating in a day of scenarios at one of our local open water dive sites. Never before will you have been so challenged in your diving skills and in what you have learnt.




How long will it take?


The Rescue Diver programme takes place over two weekends starting with the first Sunday you will complete the theory sections from the PADI Rescue Diver Manual and practise your skills in our heated onsite training pool. The following Saturday and Sunday will cover all the practical sessions and scenarios at one of our local open water sites.




What will I need?


The PADI Advanced Open Water certification or equivalent is the prerequisite for the Rescue Diver programme, you will also need to hold a current CPR and First Aid certificate (completed within the last 24 months). The Emergency First Response programme is ideal for this and we can link this into your programme utilising your time most effectively.

A £149 deposit is required to book your Rescue Diver training and you will receive your PADI Rescue Diver pack to start you on your way. 


You will also need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.




PADI Rescue Diver Programme £395.


A £149 deposit is required when you book your programme with Aquasport.


Balance of payment is due two weeks prior to the start of your training.




Courses starting monthly. Call the centre for the latest course information on 0121 706 6628 or email


Where To?


Where can I go from here?


Once you have completed your PADI Rescue Diver programme you have reached a crossroads in your diving. As a prerequisite to the PADI Divemaster programme and then onto the Instructor levels, many see the PADI Rescue Diver as the first step on the road to becoming a PADI Professional.


Others choose the path of the PADI Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest non-professional rating in the PADI system of diver education. By completing the Rescue Diver and EFR with a further five PADI specialties taken from the many available and logging 50 dives, you can receive recognition as a Master Scuba Diver by certifying through your Instructor at Aquasport.

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The Dive Centre,

Lincoln Road,

Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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