Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver


The PADI Rescue Diver course is about improving your abilities as a SCUBA diver so that you know how to respond in an emergency situation. This is a great course for divers who want to challenge themselves and have fun while improving their underwater rescue and medical response skills.

Your Rescue Course will be made up of five parts:

  • Knowledge Development using PADI eLearning (Manual available upon request) which is done at your own pace.
  • A classroom session to prepare you for your dives.
  • Four confined water sessions covering basic rescue skills, done in our local pool facilities.
  • Two days at open water, during which you’ll be able to master your new rescue skills while having fun.
  • Completion of an Emergency First Response course, which is mandatory if you do not already have a basic first aid qualification including CPR. (Click here for more information).

Course Options:

  • Basic Rescue Diver Course (£285) – This level is your basic Rescue Diver course, which covers all classroom, pool and open water sessions (Not including EFR course).
  • Rescue Diver Plus Course (£385) – At this level, you’ll also complete a RNLI Sea Survival Speciality, which includes 2 extra open water dives (Click here for more information).
  • Tailormade Rescue Diver Course (From £550) – At this level, your course can be tailor made to fit around your requirements and your schedule.  
  • What's Included

    Included in the cost of your course is:

    • Full access to PADI eLearning resources or a manual.
    • Full kit hire of everything minus mask, snorkel and fins (available in store or to hire for an additional fee) for the duration of your course. (You will need to bring a towel, swimming costume, T shirt and shorts for the pool sessions.)
    • Maximum of 4 students in a group.
    • 4 scheduled pool sessions to complete your confined water skills.
    • 2 days at open water, or 3 days if you purchase the Rescue Diver Plus Course.
  • Course Requirements

    • Be at least 12 years of age.
    • Be at least qualified to PADI Adventure Diver level, or the equivalent from a recognised alternative training organisation.
    • Be accompanied by a parent or guardian if under the age of 16.
    • Complete a Medical Statement. (Click here to download) If you need to answer ‘yes’ to any question medical clearance will be needed from your GP prior to diving.
    • Agree to our terms and conditions.  (Click here)
  • What's Next?

    The world of PADI diving is yours to explore once you become qualified as a Rescue Diver. If you want to try new dives and learn new skills, you can choose from a wide range of speciality courses we offer at Aquanorth, including speciality packages which will qualify you as a Master SCUBA Diver (Click here). Alternatively, if you want to become a PADI Professional, you can take the first step on the PADI Pro journey and become a Divemaster (Click here).