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Teamwork in emergencies

Learn how to work together to help someone in an emergency.  

Have fun rescuing!

This course is often stated as the most fun and most rewarding course a diver has done! 

A new challenge!

Learning how to respond in difficult, stressful situations will teach you a lot about yourself!

STOP, think, act!

Do the PADI Rescue Diver Course to:

  • Learn how to prevent and manage problems related to diving
  • Practise and perfect self-rescue and diver rescue skills
  • Take part in realistic scenarios of diving accidents
  • Improve your own safety
  • Develop your awareness of your fellow divers

PADI Rescue Diver Course Features

4 days of hard work and lots of fun!

This is what you will do:

Theory First!
The theory sections create the knowledge and understanding that you will apply during your exercises and scenarios, therefore you will need to have completed these sections before continuing with the fun, practical parts! 

Rescue Exercises
These exercises range from important self-rescue skills to learning how to search for and surface an unresponsive diver. These exercises will train your mind and body and will give you the tools you need to know how to respond in diver emergencies.

Rescue Scenarios 
These are the highlight of the PADI Rescue Diver course because this is your chance to apply the skills you have learnt and to prove yourself! The scenarios will be exciting and rewarding!


PADI Rescue Diver Course Prerequisites

Minimum age:

  • 12 years for the PADI Junior Rescue Diver Course
  • 15 years for the PADI Rescue Diver Course

Diving Certification and Experience:


Rescue Diver Equipment


  • Set of standard diving equipment
  • Compass
  • Pocket mask
  • Dive computer
PADI Rescue Diver

Key Information
Prerequisites: PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver and EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months (or equivalent) 
Minimum age: 12 years old
Duration: 4 days
Required study materials: PADI eLearning - Rescue Diver + Pocketmask

PADI Rescue Diver Course on Crete Video