Rescue Diver

Certification Requirements –...

Certification Requirements – Rescue Diver

Student divers meet course performance requirements and:

1.    Complete five knowledge development segments and exam.
2.    Demonstrate skills from the Self-Rescue Review either in confined or open water.
3.    Demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1-10 in open water.
4.    Participate in Rescue Scenarios 1 and 2.
5.    Prepare an emergency assistance plan for a dive site.


1.    For Rescue Exercise 4: 6 metres/20 feet
2.    For Rescue Exercise 6 and Scenario 1: 9 metres/30 feet

Diver Prerequisites

1.    16 years old (P.A.D.I. allow younger ratio, I prefer to train this course from this age)
2.    PADI Open Water Divers may participate in Knowledge Development and Rescue Exercises in confined water
3.    EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. Training may be completed along with rescue diver course.


As described in the General Standards and Procedures Guide, plus:

1.    First aid kit, oxygen unit, pocket masks
2.    Floats, marker buoys, CPR mannequins, etc. as needed

Course Materials

1.    PADI Rescue Diver Manual
2.    Diving Accident Management Work Slate
3.    Log book
4.    Student divers must view the PADI Rescue Diver Video.

Cost of course – R5500.00