Continuing Education Scuba Courses

PADI Rescue Diver

Course Information

Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.

Topics include:

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

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become 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 just fun – it's serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

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.

Course Schedule

After completing your home study and exam, your course will break down as follows:

  1. Saturday - Theory and Pool work in our onsite heated swimming pool
  2. Sunday - Open Water session at Capernwray completing various rescue scenarios

Click here for a list of our Capernwray training weekends

Course Prices

PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Rescue Diver including EFR


To receive group discounts bookings must be made together at the same time
The course price includes everything you need except your membership to Capernwray and daily entry to Capernwray.

PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Rescue Diver
PADI Rescue Diver