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.
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
Emergency management and equipment
Rescuing panicked divers
Rescuing unresponsive divers
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
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.
|Day 2 - Pool/Classroom||Day 3 - Lake||Day 4 - Lake|
|Sunday 20th January||Saturday 2nd February||Sunday 3rd February|
|Sunday 24th March||Saturday 30th March||Sunday 31st March|
|Sunday 14th April||Saturday 20th April||Sunday 21st April|
|Sunday 5th May||Saturday 11th May||Sunday 12th May|
|Sunday 2nd June||Saturday 8th June||Sunday 9th June|
|Sunday 30th June||Saturday 6th July||Sunday 7th July|
|Sunday 28th July||Saturday 3rd August||Sunday 4th August|
|Sunday 25th August||Saturday 31st August||Sunday 1st September|
|Sunday 22nd September||Saturday 28th September||Sunday 29th September|
|Sunday 20th October||Saturday 26th October||Sunday 27th October|
|Sunday 17th November||Saturday 23rd November||Sunday 24th November|
|Sunday 15th December||Saturday 21st December||Sunday 22nd December|
PADI Crew Pack Rescue diver Ultimate (RRP: £66.09)
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
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
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.