The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way.
Discover why countless divers say Rescue Diver is their favorite scuba course.
This is serious fun. Serious because the Rescue Diver course teaches you how to prevent problems and how to manage them if they occur. This course is more physically demanding than any diving you have done so far. Fun because this course is all about overcoming challenges in a kickass way.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course: how does it work?
The course typically takes 3 days to complete (1 day theory and 2 days diving), but is performance-based training. First, there are several skills that your instructor will practice with you in an open water environment (self-rescuing skills; search patterns; in-water rescue breathes). Once you master the skills individually, it will be time to test them in more realistic situations…
You need to learn how to deal with rescue scenarios in realistic open water situations. For this, your instructor will set up two simulated dive emergencies, which you will then manage from start to finish. Needless to say, you will need to employ the skills acquired during your theory and skills practice in order to ensure everyone survives.
Going through the theory
We offer the PADI eLearning Rescue course. It means you will complete the theory online in the comfort of your own home before you arrive in El Nido. Once you are here, you’ll start your Rescue Diver training! You will need a valid EFR (First Aid, Secondary Care & CPR) training with a recognized organization within the last 2 years. You can also complete the First Aid training with us before the Rescue Course starts.
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
6 Dives over 2 Days
Classroom or E-Learning
2:1 Instructor to Student ratio