Course information

The PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging, yet most rewarding course you will ever take. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, whilst becoming 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 not just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter.

You will also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. This can be completed during training for the Rescue Diver course. Make sure you ask about the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

What will you learn?

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

Course Pre-Requisites

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?

3 day course

Day 1 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 2, 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 3 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.

Course dates

Day 2 - Pool/ClassroomDay 3 - LakeDay 4 - Lake
Sunday 8th October 2017Saturday 14th October 2017Sunday 15th October 2017
Sunday 22nd October 2017Saturday 28th October 2017Sunday 29th October 2017
Friday 27th October 2017Saturday 28th October 2017Sunday 29th October 2017
Sunday 12th November 2017 Saturday 18th November 2017Sunday 19th November 2017
Friday 17th November 2017 Saturday 18th November 2017Sunday 19th November 2017
Sunday 10th December 2017Saturday 16th December 2017Sunday 17th December 2017

Course price

Price: £319.00

Please check the homepage for special offers

What's Included?

PADI Crew Pack Rescue diver Ultimate (RRP: £62.75)

PADI Certification that lasts a life time

Kite Hire Included (suits, weights, cylinders, BCD, regulator and gauge, dive computer, air)

What's not Included?

Transport to dive sites

Dive site fees ­ Andark lake entry fee of £10 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 £83.00

What’s included?

Emergency Oxygen Provider manual

Certification that lasts a life time.

Course normally sells at £98

What can I do after the course?

PADI Master Scuba Diver

PADI Divemaster

A wide range of PADI Specialties

How to book

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

Booking Form

Medical Declaration

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

More Junior Courses

Call us on 01489 581755 to discuss bookings.