PADI Rescue Diver with EFR

PADI Rescue Diver with EFR

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.


Couple this programme with Emergency First Response (EFR) and it will give you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies, not just in the diving world, but in everyday life as well.

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 £149 deposit and we will give you your PADI Rescue Diver manual, the Rescue Diver DVD, your Accident Management Slate and your EFR book 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 four full days of intense EFR and 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 also complete a full EFR course, which trains you in first aid and CPR and meets an important requirement for the Rescue Diver programme. The EFR certification is a recognised Certificate of First Aid and comprises of two modules.  The Primary Care section teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll learn skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive. The Secondary Care section will focus on what to do while waiting for the Emergency Medical Services to arrive, and teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practise bandaging and splinting.

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. On the first Saturday you will complete the EFR course, including both the primary care and secondary care segments.  On the 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 weekend 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.

A £115 deposit is required to book your EFR and Rescue Diver training and you will then receive your EFR book and 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 + EFR Programme £495.


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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Solihull, B27 6PA

0121 706 6628

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