Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver  - Be a safer diver, be prepared!

Take the next challenge and do your Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response (first aid and secondary care) courses on Dive Camp!

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.

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
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The scuba gear you will use

You'll use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

Check with with us or your local dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course.  You can find almost everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.

The learning materials you need

The PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course - including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. 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 enrol 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).
  • You can start your course now! The PADI Rescue Diver course is the newest addition to the PADI eLearning® family. Rescue Diver Online gets you started right away and lets you learn at your own pace and in your own time. 

Emergency First Response Primary (CPR) and Secondary (first aid) Courses

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life threatening emergencies. The course focuses on primary care through a combination of knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice to make sure participants have the confidence in their ability to provide care when emergency situations arise.

Primary Care (CPR) skills taught in this course:

  • Scene Safety Assessment 
  • Barrier use 
  • Primary Assessment 
  • Rescue Breathing 
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management 
  • Serious Bleeding Management 
  • Shock Management 
  • Spinal Injury Management

Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening. Participants focus on secondary assessment and first aid through knowledge development, skill development and realistic scenario practice.

Secondary skills taught in this course: 

  • Injury Assessment
  • Illness Assessment
  • Bandaging
  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures

Manual Includes Reference Section on the following topics:

Allergic Reactions, Bruises, Burns, Chemical Burns, CPR (adult, child, infant) Choking (adult and infant), Cone Shell Stings, Coral, Jellyfish and Hydroid Stings, Cuts, Dental Injuries, Diabetic Problems, Dislocations and Fractures, Electrical Injuries, Eye Injuries, First Aid Kit Assembly, Fish Spine Injury, Frostbite, Heat Exhaustion, Heatstroke, Heart Attack, Hypothermia, Illness Assessment, Injury Assessment, Insect Stings, Octopus Bites, Poisoning, Rescue Breathing (adult, child, infant) Scrapes, Seizures, Snake Bites, Spider Bites, Sprains and Strains, Stroke, Temperature Related Injuries, Venomous Bites and Stings, and Illness Assessment Record Sheet.


Your next adventure

After completing CPR, 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. Talk to us about undertaking these courses.


Book Now