Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

Upcoming Courses


Tuesday, 13 & Wednesday, 14 April 2021


Click HERE to book onto this course

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice.. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).


This is always a hotly requested course and most divers who have done it will agree is probably one of the most fun and useful courses you will ever do! Any diver who has done their rescue diver course will attest to how much fun it is and how much they learned over the weekend. I have assembled my usual bevy of victims to come and make your lives interesting and ensure that you are equipped for any situation. The cost of the course is $440. It is a two full day course with class room instruction, practice in the pool followed by real life scenarios in the ocean.All divers will need to have done a first aid/CPR course before hand. Professional Dive Services run Emergency First Response courses in Primary (CPR & AED) and Secondary Care (First Aid) frequently and can do so upon request.



The course (EFR course) will be $150 per person which includes all materials, practice with mannequins (adult, child and infant) and scenario practice.

Please send payment as soon as possible so I can get the materials to you so you can study them in time for the course.

If you would like to pay by direct deposit please contact Lisa on [email protected] or call on 07 3204 5857.


As soon as I have received payment I will order your materials.  For the Rescue Diver course I will need to get a Rescue diver manual to you and a copy of the rescue diver DVD which you will need to have read, completed the knowledge reviews and watch the dvd before the course starts. Likewise with the Emergency First Response course there is a manual and knowledge reviews which need to be completed as independent learning before we start. All of the materials can either be sent to you at no additional cost or of course you are free to pick them up (please call John on 0457 007 040 to arrange or email [email protected]).

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.