Tour details & Booking

Duration: 2 days

Price: R4700/pp

Price: $338/pp

Price: £268/pp

Price: €301/pp



The PADI Rescue Diver course with Ocean Experiences based in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Towm is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Course Details

Before Start Date - you will receive an online Rescue Diver manual to complete your theory at home in your own time. All the video clips, knowledge reviews, quizzes and final exam is completed beforehand. This manual is yours to keep and to refer back to refresh your scuba diving knowledge. Day 1 - Complete paperwork and review the theory with your instructor as well as a final exam administered. After trying on your scuba equipment you will head off to the pool for an orientation and are introduced to the essential skills of a rescue. Day 2 - You then head off for the open water where you further skills and then manage various accident scenarios. Back at the shop each day around 15h30.


2 Days

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

12 years old. Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization). Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.

Group Size

Max 4 students per instructor

Course Times

08h30 (Meet at the shop)


Full tuition by an internationally certified PADI instructor. Confined water (swimming pool) session. Full equipment use & air fills. Registration with PADI International Limited. Rescue diver course materials.


Gratuities. Hotel Transfer.


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Add Extra Dive

Add an extra dive to your experience on the same day to continue exploring the underwater world.

2 Shore Dive

On our shore entry dives we visit many fascinating scuba diving locations in Cape Town as well as Simons Town. Dives range from diving through enchanting Kelp Forests, scuba diving with Spotted Seven Gill Cow Sharks, exploring Wrecks as well as exploring colourful reefs.

2 Rib Boat Dive

The only company running boat dive charter trips out of the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on 1 tank dive trips on a 8.5m RIB Boat. Dives range from scuba diving with Cape Fur Seals in Cape Town, Ship Wrecks, Coral Reefs, enchanting Kelp Forests as well as scuba diving around Robben Island.

Booking Summary - PADI Rescue Diver

Number of seats: ONE   R4700   $338 |   €301 |   £268 |

Total R4700

“Excellent experience. The professionalism and kindness with which Ocean Experiences treated me was great. I appreciate their time and the incredible moment they shared with me showing me small parts of the underwater world.”

Elisa D

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