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RESCUE DIVER Prevent and resolve problems

Learn the skills to deal with dive emergencies

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.

Rescue Diver Assisting A Diver In Distress

3-Stage Process:

THEORY - PADI's eLearning Online program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You complete the academic section of your course online, however your Instructor will be happy to help you with any theory based questions you may have.

SKILLS PRACTICE - The first dives of your PADI Rescue Diver course are where you will practice all the skills and techniques used in diver rescues. You will have the opportunity to try out different techniques, and work out what methods work best for you as a rescuer.

SCENARIOS- The second in-water day of your PADI Rescue Diver course is centred around putting what you learned in your Skills Practice sessions into use in the ocean, tackling various scenarios where there are divers who need your help.


  • Minimum age to take the PADI Rescue Diver course in Australia is 12years old.
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent) is required to enrol in the Rescue Diver course
  • You must hold a current First Aid certificate to enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course - see your options for getting your First Aid cert. by clicking HERE
  • Review the PADI Medical Statement, which can be found here and if required, get a Diving Medical to ensure you are safe to dive.
  • For the Rescue Diver course, Scuba Equipment hire is not included in the cost of the course, and if needed will be an additional $100/day. You must have your own personal snorkelling equipment: mask, snorkel, fins, boots, as these items are not included in gear rental.
  • A pocket mask, for use in emergencies, is also required equipment for the PADI Rescue Diver course - we sell these in our Rowville store.
    Start Date End Date Places Available   Price    
25 Jul 2024 28 Jul 2024 8 AU$ 649.00
25 Sep 2024 28 Sep 2024 8 AU$ 649.00
27 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2024 8 AU$ 649.00