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PADI Rescue Diver Course

The PADI® Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way. 

Course Details: 

  • 2 days
  • $600 (includes gear hire)
  • 6 Hours of online learning
  • First Aid Course can be added (extra $150pp)

Discover why countless divers say Rescue Diver is their favorite scuba course.

What to expect on your course

Online Theory

Similar to your first two PADI courses, When you sign up for the course you will be sent an email from PADI with your online learning. E-learning means you can study for your dive course from your couch at home, in your own time from our digital classroom. Smart phones are fine for your e-learning, computers or tablets with a bigger screen are even better. We also have computers available in store to complete the online learning if you need. If you have any problems or need help with this, just give us a call. 

Day 1 

We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am each day. On day 1 we will be completing our dives at Matauri Bay. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, this course covers; Self rescue, Recognizing and managing stress in other divers, Emergency management and equipment, Rescuing panicked divers, Rescuing unresponsive divers. During the course you will complete rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills allowing you to feel confident is any diving situation.

Matauri Bay or Putataua is the beach where we will be shore diving. This site is an amazing reef structure that heads out around the point. The water temperature ranges from 16c in the winter to a lovely 24c in the summer time. You will need to bring your togs, towel, lunch and a jacket.

Day 2

We meet at the dive shop at 8.30am each day. Today we head out on the boat to cover boat rescue scenarios. You learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, this course covers; Self rescue, Recognizing and managing stress in other divers, Emergency management and equipment, Rescuing panicked divers, Rescuing unresponsive divers. During the course you will complete rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills allowing you to feel confident is any diving situation.

The trip is a 25-35 min drive over to a shealtered location in our boat Rika Maru. Bring a wind proof jacket for the trip home. 

Final Info

Age:

The minimum age is 12 for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. 

Medical History:

All Divers are required to complete an PADI Medical Form. If you answer YES to any of the questions on the form, as a precaution you will need to get signed off from a Doctor to say you are fit to dive.

Equipment:

As a minimum we require you have your own mask and snorkel for the course. We then provide all of the rest of the gear for the course that you will need this includes; Wetsuit (7mm), Scuba Diving Fins, Weight Belt, Boots, Safety Sausage, BCD, Regulators, Computer. While we provide this gear for you, we do strongly recommend having your own gear so you are more comfortable. We stock a wide range of scuba gear in store and your instructor can help you choose the best gear for your diving needs. 

Next Steps

National Certificate in Diving - Level 3

 

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