Rescue Diver

Who Should Take This Course ?


Just completed your PADI Adventure Diver Course & looking for more adventure ?


“Challenging” but “Rewarding”


Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. 

During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.



AQUANORTH Diving Centre can offer the Rescue diver training at various dive sites

throughout and UK and Scotland – Take a look at our

dive sites page for more information.



Pre requisites


  • Min 15yrs old – 12yrs old Junior rescue diver

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver/Adventure Diver

  • Reasonable Physical Health

  • Completed and approved continuing education medical form

  • Emergency First Response & Secondary Care (CPR & First Aid) before completion of rescue course

What will you learn?


The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress

  • AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems

  • Dive first aid

  • Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Panicked diver response

  • Underwater problems

  • Missing diver procedures

  • Surfacing the unconscious diver

  • In-water rescue breathing protocols

  • Egress (exits)

  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents

  • Dive accident scenarios

What will I need?


Aquanorth diving centre will provide all the equipment required for the course including Crew Pak, Any additional equipment for training days i.e. ropes/floats etc.


Participants are expected to bring their own basic equipment such as Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Hood, Gloves etc.


All other Scuba Equipment is available to hire from Aquanorth Diving Centre




Whats next?


Ready to take the next step ? Speak to your PADI Instructor about the PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

How to book?


To book onto this ADVENTURE please click here to email Aquanorth or call us on 0191 266 6626