Rescue Diver

The Rescue Diver course is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding courses a diver can do. 

It will increase your confidence as you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water as well as improving your own diving skills. You will be a better Dive Buddy by the end of it too as you’ll be practicing your problem solving skills until you no longer have to think about it - Great bonus for your usual Dive Buddy!

It’s a serious course taught in a fun way.

You will learn how to:

- self rescue

- recognise and manage stress in other divers

- rescue panicked divers

- rescue unresponsive divers

- manage in an emergency and what equipment to use and how to use it

Key components

Knowledge development

Online or independent study with a manual through five knowledge development sections. This includes an exam.

Pool sessions and ocean dives

The practical part of the course so you can practice what you have learnt

Emergency scenarios

Real-life (though sometimes slightly exaggerated!) to put many things you have just learnt into a fairly realistic situation

Minimum age

12 years


Minimum (Junior) Adventure Diver and Underwater Adventure Dive  

Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) within the last 24 months. You can do this at the same time as your Rescue Diver course if you prefer.