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5 Reasons to Enroll in PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver Course is a part of the PADI Advanced Courses designed for divers looking to become pros.
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Most people who have taken PADI Rescue Diver deem it a challenging yet fulfilling diving course. With complete theoretical knowledge and a set of hands-on exercises. This essential course will make you a better dive buddy and increase your confidence in fixing minor problems.

It is also an essential course for those who are seeking to become either a professional divemaster or scuba instructor.

Many recreational scuba divers who have taken PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course choose to take the rescue diver course to polish their skills further.

If you have been scuba diving for a while now, are over 15 years of age, and have attended Emergency First Response (EFR) training in the last 24 months, you are eligible for the rescue diver course.


PADI diver courses are taken by one million people annually. There are three types of courses designed for beginners, advanced and pro-level divers. The rescue diver course is an advanced PADI course that has a three-day training comprising of:

1. Classroom Training
2. Confined Water Training
3. Open Water Training

Benefits of PADI Rescue Diver Course

The benefits of taking this course are endless, and the training itself is exciting! However, five of the biggest reasons you should enroll in the PADI rescue diver course are:

Improved Confidence

As a scuba diver with beginner or advanced scuba diving training, you may feel jittery before dive. By taking the PADI rescue diver course, you will have confidence in your ability to be out in the open sea. It’s because the vast theoretical knowledge and stimulation exercises will help you learn how to act in unexpected situations.

You’ll be more Observant

Taking this course will increase your powers of observation. You will be more keenly aware of divers who may be on the verge of panic underwater or may be exhibiting signs of stress while still on land. Your observational skills just might save a life.

Better Emergency Response

Diving is all about fun; however, unfavorable underwater circumstances can strike anytime. During three days of rescue diver course, you’ll be given training on:

1. Self-rescue skills in the event you become disoriented. 

2. Recognizing and responding to signs of diver stress which is essential to prevent panic that can lead to an emergency. 

3.  How to rescue someone with a flotation device such as a buoy or ring. 

4. How to perform a search and rescue for a “missing diver.” 

5. The basics of setting up and providing oxygen. 

All of this training will not only be beneficial for your safety but for all those diving with you. You’ll learn which emergency situation requires what kind of response, and you’ll be equipped with the right knowledge.

Situational Awareness and Problem Solving Skills

The prerequisite for this course is Emergency First Response. This course will teach you how to deal with emergencies situations that are occurring and using a Stop, Think, Act mentality. This training is even deeper enforced in the Rescue Diver course as you learn to manage emergencies and delegate tasks to others around you who can help.

Take Step Toward a Career in Scuba Diving

The rescue diver course is designed to help people make an advance to the divemaster and scuba instructor course to make a career in diving. So if you’re a hobbyist and want to make scuba diving your career, taking this course is your first step to fulfill the dream.

Ready to start?

Deep Blue Dive Center in Aqaba is one of the places where you can get trained for beginner dive courses and advanced diving courses such as this one. If you are in another country, contact us about PADI eLearning and get started learning the theory online before traveling to our center to complete the practical training