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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course with DV Diving

"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.

Come find out why this is our instructors's favourite course while changing your confidence and awareness as a diver. This is one course you do not want to miss! Contact us now to book.

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


To enroll 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 organisation)
  • 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).

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DV DIVING.


When and Where

Once you have booked the Rescue Diver Course with DV Diving we will contact you to find the best method of getting your knowledge development materials (PADI's Ultimate Crewpack) to you, whether you pick up the pack in store, require it be posted to you or if you decide to go with PADI eLearning instead. 

This course begins with a pool session to introduce you to the skills of the Resue Diver Course. This is held during our weekly pool session on Wednesdays at 8pm in the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex.

The Rescue Diver course is run over two days based on your availibility and are of course weather dependent. We meet at the DV Diving centre in Carrowdore, gather any equipment needed and head in various directions to a suitable site. See our dive sites for more information.


The Cost

 We offer a variety of packages for our Open Water DIver Course:

  • Bronze Package - £429 (Full Course)

Includes: PADI Rescue Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack) and Equipment Hire

  • Silver Package - £559 (Full Course + EFR)

Includes: PADI Rescue Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack), Equipment Hire, Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care.

  • Gold Package - £669 (Full Course + EFR + Oxygen Provider)

Includes: PADI Rescue Diver Course (including Ulitmate Crewpack), Equipment Hire, Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care and PADI Oxygen Provider Speciality.

Package Extras:

  • Rescue Diver online theory via PADI E Learning - Additional Charge of £75

Includes: Access to Rescue Diver Touch Resources via the PADI Library App.

  • Discount available for group bookings of 4 or more (Please contact us for discounted price)


The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories as well as being introduced to new lifesaving equipment such as the pocket and oxygen adminstration equipment.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak 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.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and 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.

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DV DIVING Team members or contact us here.