The PADI Rescue Diver Course is best described as a challenging, demanding and very rewarding experience. Rescue Divers are trained to look beyond themselves and to consider the safety and well being of other divers.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is all about:

  • Expanding your knowledge on what you as diver already know
  • How to prevent problems
  • How to manage problems when they occur through techniques such as self rescue, rescuing panicking divers & unresponsive divers

The fun part about the PADI Rescue Diver course is rising to challenges and mastering them, it is an enjoyable way to build a divers confidence. The PADI Rescue Diver course takes a flexible and conceptual approach to rescue. During the water training sessions of the course students develop foundational skills, which are adapted to the divers’ personal differences and needs.

Divers are encouraged during skill development to experiment, benefit from their strengths, recognize their limitations and consider these variables in emergency situations. Student divers learn to first think about the options available for handling an emergency, and then act using their appraisal of the best method for the situation.

Requirements to enroll for a PADI Rescue Diver Course

  • You must be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Open Water
  • 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).

Duration for the PADI Rescue Diver Course

  • 5 Lectures (18:00 – 20:30 week nights)
  • Pool & Sea Skills (2 Weekends 09:00 – 16:00)

Included in the Orca PADI Rescue Diver Course 
Orca Industries includes the diving equipment & gear free of charge for the duration of the Course. You will need a mask, fins, gloves, booties, weight belt, snorkel, BCD, regulator, cylinder, exposure suit, SPG, alternate Air source, compass, dive computers, octo’s, wet suit and dive bag (provided by Orca if you do not have your own).

Support materials supplied by Orca Industries
The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course, including a pocket mask. During the PADI Rescue Diver Course you’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and study skills that your PADI Instructor will train you on. You will be able to use the DVD provided to you as a reference to refresh your dive safety skills as needed, and review what you have learned on a regular basis.

This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation. Orca Industries provides full scuba & snorkelling gear, cylinders, integrated buoyancy compensators, demand valves with gauges, diving computers, octo’s, wet suit, mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, booties, weight belt and dive bag for the duration of the course.

Orca Industries offers a 10% discount on diving equipment and gear to students who enroll on a PADI Rescue Diver Course.

What you learn from a PADI Rescue Diver course

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

Register for a Rescue Diver Course

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.

If you would like to do a PADI Rescue Diver Course please contact us for more information or send your enquiry to .