Tour details & Booking

Duration: 2 days

Price: R4700/pp

Price: $338/pp

Price: £268/pp

Price: €301/pp



The PADI Rescue Diver course 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. The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.

Course Details

Before Start Date - you will receive an online eLearning Rescue Diver Touch 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 at any time. Day 1 - Complete required paperwork and review the theory with your instructor. After trying on your scuba equipment to ensure it fits comfortably 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 manage various accident scenarios. Back at the shop each day around 15h30 (varies with each course).


2 Days

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

12 years old. Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification with the Underwater Navigator Dive. Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. Have logged dives within the last 12 months (Pool Refresher or ReActivate program available). Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions.

Group Size

Max 4 students per instructor

Course Times

08h30 (Meet at the shop)


Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a PADI Rescue Diver Certification (recognised worldwide). Be able to administer CPR & First Aid. Assist others in search & recovery dives.


Tuition by an internationally certified PADI Instructor. Digital online eLearning Rescue Diver Touch manual (includes video's, knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams). eCard accessible via the PADI App. Confined water (swimming pool) session & open water scenarios. Full equipment use. MPA (Marine Protected Areas) permit.


Gratuities. Hotel Transfer. EFR First Aid & CPR Certification (Available as add on). DAN Insurance Cover (Available as an optional add on).


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Additional details

Number of seats
DAN Insurance Cover

This is a 5-Day temporary insurance Package for divers (Includes: R300 000 Dive Cover - Evacuation Assistance - International Dive Cover - Depth Limit 40 meters)

ReActivate Programme

Haven’t been scuba diving in a while? The ReActivate scuba refresher programme from PADI is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from your open water course before jumping back into the water.

OX Pool Refresher

If you are looking to refresh your in water scuba skills, then the OX Refresher is perfect for you, especially if it has not been too long since you where last scuba diving.

EFR First Aid & CPR Certificate

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Mandatory for the Rescue Diver Course.

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Add Extra Dive

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

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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