- 12 years of age or over
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent certification from another organization)
- Be certified medically fit to dive by completing the PADI Medical questionnaire, including sign-off from your GP if required
- Have completed the home study as detailed in the PADI learning materials
What can I expect?
The PADI Rescue Diver course includes an element of home study, so you must read the manual and complete the Knowledge Review exercises before attending the first day of the course. You will spend part of the first day with your Instructor, reviewing your home study exercises. You will discuss your answers with the rest of the class, and there is the opportunity to seek clarification on anything you are unclear on. You will take a final written exam. You will then spend the rest of the day at the swimming pool, learning the skills necessary to recognise, prevent and deal with various rescue scenarios. The second day of the PADI Rescue Diver course involves you putting your new skills into practice in an open water environment. You will be assessed on your rescue skills in various scenarios which your Instructor will stage.