Rescue diver course

learn rescue skills


This is one of the most challenging yet rewarding courses in PADI recreational scuba diving certification lineup. you will 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.


Course Overview

Course Level: Continuing Education

Duration : 3 days (2-3 days with eLearning)

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. 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

Entry Prerequisites

  • 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.
  • Has no medical conditions which will prevent you from scuba diving .Click on the PADI Medical Statement to check if you are eligible.  

Rescue Diver Course

3 days course
$ 450 Per Person
  • Equipment rental FREE
  • Solo/Small group training
  • FREE LogBook
  • Professional Instructors

Rescue Diver + eLearning

Complete in only 2-3 days!
$ 540 Per Person
  • App based learning
  • Learn on the go
  • Theory available in multiple languages
  • FREE LogBook

Dry theory / Open Water

You can start the course even before you visit the dive center with eLearning! This will reduce the course time and also give you access to comfortably finish your theory portion at home.

If the time is not a problem for you, you can start your Advanced Open Water Diver course by visiting the dive center.

There will be two to three dives with pool sessions. In those sessions, the instructor will be assessing your skills in buoyancy, rescue skills and other course related skill learning. 


Daily Duration: 7a.m. to 2p.m.

You will start by filling out the paperwork, and registering with PADI. Please note that we take full payment for the course on the first day. Read more on our refund policy by clicking here.

You will need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. If you haven’t done it, You can complete the EFR course in the dive shop. it is a half day course.

A Rewarding Experience!

The Rescue Diver Course will start you looking differently at diving, being more aware of the divers around you as well your own safety and dive gear.

It is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Rating (the most prestigious recreational rating) as well as the Divemaster program (the first step in the professional dive ratings). It is commonly viewed as the most important dive course people take.

After the skill lessons, you will have to create a Incident Management Outline report, This will assess your knowledge in handling an emergency in a well thought proper procedure.  


Have Questions?

Email us and we will get back to you within 24 hours. In a Hurry? Check if your online chat agent is alive and kicking. He may be able to help you with any inquiries!
From may to october 2024

We are in trincomalee

Due to the Monsoon season on the southern coast, We have moved the dive center to Trincomalee. We operate under the name “Coco Diving” in there!