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PADI Rescue diver course

PADI Rescue diver course

Regular price €116,00 EUR
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The PADI Rescue Diver eLearning product you buy here at Start Diving Online or directly from the PADI website covers only the self-study material. The dive center will charge you for the practical part of your course training
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  • Who should buy this course

    Experience a transformative journey with the PADI Rescue Diver course, change your diving experience in the most incredible manner. Acquire the skills to detect and resolve minor complications before they escalate into major concerns, while simultaneously boosting your self-assurance and relishing in exhilarating adventures.

    Join the Rescue Diver course and understand why numerous divers claim it as their ultimate scuba training, filled with endless excitement and invaluable knowledge

  • Take This Course If You Want to

    • Become a Divemaster one day
    • Learn to reconize problems early
    • learn more about navigation
    • Become a better Buddy

    Learn How to

    • Be a more confident and skilled diver
    • Fix small gear problems
    • Use a emmergeny oxygen kit

How do I become a certified PADI Rescue diver.

You learn how to think like a rescue diver through home study and in-water training with an instructor. All PADI courses are flexible and performance-based. You'll practice basic rescue skills and then show you can effectively apply them in open water.


With the convenience of online learning, incorporating scuba lessons into a hectic schedule has never been simpler. Seamlessly integrate the knowledge development segment of your Rescue Diver course at your own convenience, regardless of time or location.

Indulge in a flexible learning experience tailored to your own rhythm, whether you prefer to be connected online or offline, utilizing a computer or mobile device. Stay connected with your instructor for in-water training or whenever queries arise, ensuring continuous guidance throughout your scuba journey.

Allocate approximately 8-12 hours to complete the eLearning component, investing time that aligns perfectly with your individual commitments.


The training sessions in the water are serious fun. You'll train how to handling scenarios such as a leg cramp and assisting a tired diver by role-playing with other students and your instructor.

  • Prerequisites: Adventure Diver/Junior Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification) with completed Underwater Navigation Dive; EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or qualifying training) within 24 months
  • Total time commitment: 4-7 days
  • Minimum age: 12 years or older
  • Depth:


Medical Requirements for this course

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters, and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Who can start this course

Minimum age for this course is: 12

Rescue Divers certified between the ages of 12-14 earn a Junior Rescue Diver certification. Any replacement certification card or eCard purchased after the diver's 15th birthday will automatically show a Rescue Diver (not Jr. Rescue Diver) certification.

Course prerequisites: any diver with an Open Water (or Jr. Open Water) Diver certification can enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, complete Rescue Diver eLearning and participate in Rescue Exercises in confined water.

To participate in open water Rescue Exercises and be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver, the student must complete the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and hold a PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification. A PADI (or other qualifying) Advanced Open Water Diver certification also meets this prerequisite.

Certification also requires CPR and first aid training within the past 24 months. If you don't have this training, you can enroll in an Emergency First Response® (EFR) Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) course with your PADI Instructor.

Other costs involved in this course

This course requires both knowledge development and in-water training for certification.

  • When you purchase a PADI eLearning course from Start Diving Online or directly from PADI, the cost covers the knowledge development portion only.
  • There will be an additional cost to complete the practical part of your course with a PADI Instructor. The cost depends on class size, location, and whether or not you need to rent equipment.

Most dive shops require students to provide their own mask, fins, and snorkel. If you already own a mask, snorkel, and/or fins, bring them to your instructor before your first in-water session. Some snorkeling masks and fins are inadequate for scuba diving.

Basic scuba gear, including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), dive computer, and cylinder, may or may not be included with the in-water training cost.

You may also need to buy or rent exposure protection (wetsuit or drysuit) depending on the diving environment.

Regenerate response

I want to change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with my eLearning account. Can I do this?

Once registered, you can’t change the PADI Dive Center or Resort associated with your online program. However, the eRecord you receive when you complete your online study is accepted by any PADI Dive Center, Resort or Instructor worldwide. Where you complete your training is your choice, so it’s not necessary to change the store or instructor associated with your eLearning account.

How many hours is the theory

PADI eLearning: 8-12 hours. This is the time you need for the thoery online.

Entire course: 4-7 days. This is the practical part of the course

Available Languages

English, Espanol, Nederlands, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, 中文简体, 中文繁体, Português, Русский язык, اللغة العربية, Polski, Dansk, Bahasa Indonesia, Ελληνική γλώσσα, Čeština, Suomi, עִבְרִית, Magyar nyelv, Svenska, Norsk, ไทย, Tagalog, Türkçe.

System Requirements

For PADI online courses you need the following browsers. Make sure your browser is up-to-date.

If you go somewhere without internet access, or during your next flight use the PADI Training app. Download your course course content and study offline. Content can be downloaded in small sections with a total file size of approximately 1.10 GB. When you get back online, upload your progress so you can resume your training right where you left off.

The PADI Training app is available for Android™ and Apple® iOS devices. For the ideal experience, devices should be no more than three models old and running with the most current OS (operating system).