Call us on: +44 (0)1489 581755 |
  • Free delivery on all orders over £50 sent to Mainland UK Only.

  • In house diving equipment servicing and repairs, for more information here.

  • Check out our wide range of Dive Computers 

  • Sign Up to our newsletter and get 5% off your first order today! (non sale items only)

  • Winner of the DIVER AWARDS - ANDARK Awards for Dive Centre of the Year 2017 & 2018!

PADI Rescue with EFR





The PADI Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response combined course can best be described as rewarding and fun. It encourages  divers to learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. You will learn about self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, surface and underwater distressed diver response. You will also learn how to deal with missing divers and how to surface an unconscious diver.

In the Emergency First Response (EFR) you will learn primary care, basic first Aid and CPR and secondary care, injury and illness assessment and bandaging. This is all at a reduced rate when combined with the Rescue Diver course.

Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization)

An appropriate certification in first aid and CPR within the previous 24 months

Be medically fit to dive, please carefully read the medical declaration below

Pre­study course manual and fill in review sections before the course start date

Minimum age

12 years (12 to 14 year olds will be certified as PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

How is the course run?

4 day course.

Day 1, Emergency first response training course, classroom only.

Day 2 is theory, where you will review your Knowledge Development with an instructor and complete a short exam. It is then into the pool, where you will practice rescue techniques and finding the ones that work best for yourself.

Day 3, we will go into the Lake and transfer the skills from the pool into an open water environment,until you are 100% comfortable with the skills.

Day 4 is called Scenario Day, where you will come across an array of different rescue scenarios and get evaluated on how you react to the problems that arrive during the day.



The PADI Rescue Diver course will prepare 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 to many different situations. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills to carry out a successful rescue of a diver.

Topics include:

– Self rescue

Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

Emergency management and equipment

Rescuing panicked divers

Rescuing unresponsive divers


PADI Master Scuba Diver

PADI Divemaster

A wide range of PADI Specialties

What it will cost and what you’ll need



  • PADI Crew Pack Rescue, Ultimate  (RRP: £66.09)
  • EFR Manual (RRP: £14.13)
  • PADI Life time Rescue certification
  • 2 Year EFR certification
  • Kit Hire included (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauges, dive computer, air)

Transport to dive sites

Dive site fees ­ Andark lake entry fee of £12 per day

Basic equipment for open water dives, mask, snorkel, fins and boots (hood and gloves from October to May)

There is a great selection of equipment to purchase at preferential rates for all Andark Students. View our range here. 

PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty upgrade

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others, should the need arise. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider takes your knowledge of Oxygen systems to a new level so that you will be able to recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and be prepared to offer aid.

What it will cost and what you’ll need

Upgrade fee: £90

What’s included?

Emergency Oxygen Provider manual

Certification that lasts a life time.

Course normally sells at £120

Simply phone to book your place then download and complete the PDF document to bring with you.

Booking Form

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Download our Medical form.

This must be filled in and returned before taking part in the DSD session.

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click here to download a free copy.

Please let us know if you can not attend due to having any of the symptoms and are self isolating. We can reschedule your session at no extra cost or give you a credit note to use in store. We will not refund your session.



Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.



Day 1 - EFRDay 2 - Pool/ClassroomDay 3 - Lake
Friday 28th MaySaturday 29th MaySunday 30th May
Friday 2nd JulySaturday 3rd JulySunday 4th July
Monday 26th JulyTuesday 27th JulyWednesday 28th July
Friday 13th AugustSaturday 14th August Sunday 15th August
Wednesday 18th AugustThursday 19th August Friday 20th August
Friday 3rd SeptemberSaturday 4th SeptemberSunday 5th September
Friday 15th OctoberSaturday 16th OctoberSunday 17th October


  • Spring Sale

    Folding knife with liner lock to prevent accidental closure

    Features G10 composite handle for wet and dry grip

    A blade made from marine grade 420 stainless steel with a titanium coating for greater corrosion protection

    Supplied with protective pouch with belt loop

    • Valid Until September 2021
    • Must be redeemed on courses already scheduled by us
    • All participants will be required to complete medical declaration before starting the course
    • No Cash Value



We strive to give excellent customer service


Free Mainland UK delivery

with orders over £50


Over 40 years of experience and knowledge

Make PayPal Payments

Safe and fast checkout with PayPal

Product categories

256 Bridge Road,
Lower Swanwick,
Hampshire UK,
SO31 7FL

Call us on: +44 (0)1489 581755
Fax us on: +44 (0)1489 575223

Padi 5*

Winner of the DIVER Magazine Awards for Dive Centre of the Year 2017 & 2018!

PADI 5* IDC Diver Training Centre

About Andark

Andark was formed in 1976 , originally as a diving contractor working on many underwater projects from ship hull surveys to underwater construction and marine salvage. In 1980 we diversified into scuba diver training . Today Andark is one of the country’s biggest leisure diving schools offering a range of world-recognised dive courses.


Sign up to our Newsletter and get 5% off your first order! Please check your emails for the Discount Code.