PADI Rescue Diver

Taking your PADI Rescue Diver course with Stellar Divers could very well enable you to save someone’s life!

We all love to scuba dive, but are you prepared to deal with situations if the unlikely happens? This course allows you to develop and practice the skills necessary for greater self-awareness, as well as the ability to help others when needed.

Many PADI divers look back and remark that this is possibly the most satisfying and fun of all the PADI courses.

1. Course overview

There’s about 15 hours of knowledge development, divided into 5 segments that you can complete in your own time with PADI e-Learning. This is followed by a final exam.

For the practical sessions, you’ll need to master 10 rescue skill exercises and then bring this all together with 2 open water rescue scenarios.

You have two options for how we complete this. We can either complete 2 rescue training sessions in the pool and follow this up with the remaining dives at an open water site, such as Capernwray. Or we can complete the full course over the weekend at the dive site. It’s up to you.

You already need to be a PADI Adventure Diver diver (or equivilent certification from another training agency), have completed the Emergency First Response course within the past 24 months, and you need to be at least 12 years old.

2. What you'll learn

The course looks at the prevention, recognition, and the essential knowledge required to deal with most situations. It’s a pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience, and covers both personal and buddy problems throughout each session.

You’ll also complete an Emergency Assistance Plan (EAP) during the course, which we’ll explain how to do. This EAP can also be used towards your PADI Divemaster course, should you choose to go pro later!

3. Equipment

Unlike our introductory courses, you’ll either need to provide your own scuba kit, or hire some from us for the duration of your course. If you want to look at purchasing your own, we’d be happy to help you also.

As a minimum, you’ll need a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD), scuba regulator, and the instrumentation to monitor your depth and air supply. You can hire cylinders from us, or bring your own in-test cylinders with you to be refilled at the dive site.

You’ll also need adequate exposure protection for the conditions you’ll be diving in (this could be a wetsuit or drysuit) to keep you comfortable on your dives. If you dive in a dry suit, you need to ensure you have the correct training for this too.

Some courses may require additional equipment, depending on the individual course requirements.

Any equipment you provide yourself must be in a serviced, well-maintained and safe condition. No exceptions!

4. Learning materials

We will send you PADI Rescue Diver e-Learning materials, which will take you to the registration area of the PADI site. This teaches you the background information you need for your rescue skills, and allows you to study at your own pace.

You can complete this on pretty much any device with an internet connection.

Once you’ve completed this, you are ready for your dives with us!

Ready to start?

You can book and pay for your course with us online, either for yourself or someone else. We’ll send over any e-Learning content to your email, and we can then work with you on suitable dates and times for any practical sessions.

We have availability throughout the year, although if you have specific dates or a timeline in mind, please check with us first.

Your next adventure...

If you haven’t already completed your PADI Advanced Open Water course, this will be your next step. Once you’ve completed this and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you’ll most likely want to check out some PADI specialty courses.

These courses allow you to specialise in areas of diving that interest you personally, whether that’s safely diving wrecks, learning how to use a rebreather, or diving with a drysuit. There’s something for everyone!

Complete at least 5 specialty courses in addition to your Rescue Diver and Advanced Open Water, and earn the coveted achievement of PADI Master Scuba Diver!

Want to go even further than this? If the thought of becoming a dive professional excites you, definitely consider starting your PADI Divemaster course.

The Stellar Crew

We have a very straightforward philosophy; we are totally committed to ensuring you – our customer – have the best, safest and most enjoyable experience possible. It’s as simple as that!

Here at Stellar, we all love to scuba dive, and we love to have fun doing it. We absolutely want you to feel the same way when you dive with us.

We can very proudly boast that we’re a PADI 5-star Instructor Development Centre. Put simply, this means we also train the trainers – so naturally we take our education of safe diving very seriously. You’re in safe hands, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process too.