Rescue Diver


The PADI Rescue Diver course is challenging, teaching the diver to recognise, avert and, where necessary, deal with emergency situations.  Red Sea Diving’s two to three day course is designed to build on the student’s knowledge and understanding, and to heed the safety of their buddy and fellow divers. Perfect for a scuba holiday, the course is also very rewarding and will be a huge boost to your diving confidence.  Most experienced divers will tell you this it the most useful course they’ve ever taken.

The subjects covered are:

  • Self Rescue
  • Diver Accident Scenarios
  • Rescuing Panicked Divers
  • Rescuing Unresponsive Divers
  • Recognising & Managing Stress In Other Divers
  • Emergency Management & Equipment

There is a knowledge component to the PADI Rescue Diver course and you will need a PADI Rescue Diver crewpack which are available from Red Sea Diving at the resort priced £75 (including certification fee of £32 otherwise payable upon successful completion of the course).  The enrollment requirements for the Rescue Diver Course are the same as for the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, but in addition, the student must have undergone training for first aid and CPR within the last two years.

Online Price: £276 + crewpack/certification fee

Don’t forget, to take advantage of these online discounts you will need to make an online reservation in advance. We don’t take payments ourselves, but act as an intermediary by making your reservation with the dive centre at your resort who you make your payment to upon your arrival.

We will need to ask you to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some medical conditions (particularly those of the heart, chest, sinuses, eyes, ears and claustrophobia) would compromise your safety underwater and, unfortunately, render you unfit to dive. If you suffer from any existing medical condition, this need not be an automatic bar, but if you do have any concerns it would be a good idea to visit your local GP before flying out. If you do suffer an existing condition, we may need to ask you for a doctor’s letter confirming your fitness to dive. We are, of course, happy to arrange a consultation for you at the resort, but you may wish to deal with this beforehand to avoid any inconvenience or disruption to your scuba holiday.

You will also need to ensure that you are covered for scuba diving under the terms of your travel insurance, as scuba is excluded under some policies. Columbus cover scuba diving as standard up to a depth of 30m.

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If you have any questions about the PADI Rescue Diver Course or would like to make a reservation with Red Sea Diving for your scuba holiday, enter your details below and a local dive operator will come back to you asap.  If you have any queries whatsoever, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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