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Rescue course

What is PADI Rescue Diver course?
Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.


  • 12 years old

Note: 12-14 year old divers may earn Junior Rescue Diver certifications

  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification - must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive

  • PADI Open Water Divers may participate in Knowledge Development and Rescue Exercises in confined water
  • EFR® Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months. Training may be completed along with rescue diver course.

What can I do?
Course Description: Serious Fun! Learn to look after yourself and others! PADI’S Rescue Diver program will build your confidence as a diver, give you valuable experience in emergency management and prevention and heighten your awareness of the surrounding environment. Sections on self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, equipment problems will prepare you to handle almost any emergency whether on the shoreline or in the water. The PADI Rescue Diver Course is widely accepted as one of the most challenging, rewarding and fun dive courses available!

The course is divided into three parts:

  1. Knowledge Development: Five presentations

  2. Rescue Training Exercise Sessions: 

    Self Rescue review
    Exercise 1 – Tired Diver
    Exercise 2 - Panicked Diver
    Exercise 3 - Response from Shore, Boat
    Exercise 4 - Distressed Diver Underwater
    Exercise 5 – Missing Diver
    Exercise 6 – Surfacing the unresponsive diver
    Exercise 7 – Unconscious Diver at the surface
    Exercise 8 – Exiting the unresponsive diver
    Exercise 9 – First Aid for Pressure-related injuries and Oxygen Administration
    Exercise 10 – Response from Shore/Boat Unresponsive Diver

  3. Open Water Rescue Scenarios:

    You will have the opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice, handling diving incidents as part of a team.

How long does it take?
Minimum Open Water Training: five sessions 3 days with EFR 4 days,

What will I need?

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual or Elearning

  • Watch PADI Rescue Diver Video

 Where can I go from here?
Continue to PADI Master Scuba Diver course or Divemaster course.

previous course

Master Scuba Diver course
 Divemaster course

Rescue Course in a nutshell:

  • Complete five knowledge development segments, watch video if available and exam, approximately 6 to 8 hours.

  • Demonstrate skills from the Self-Rescue Review either in confined or open water.
  • Demonstrate skills from Rescue Exercises 1-10 in open water.
  • Participate in Rescue Scenarios 1 and 2 in open water.
  • Prepare an emergency assistance plan for a dive site.

Cost : Php 22,000 1 person
2 or more Php 19,000 per person

Additional Item:

  1. Additional fun dive during free time

  2. Dive pass required for boat dive at Php 200 per person per day
  3. Accommodation and Meals

Optional Item at additional cost:

Elearning or (Online theory part of the course) Please click the link below:



1. First Day

  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM      Registration and Orientation

  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM    Watching Videos and answering Knowledge reviews
  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM  Lunch
  • 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM  Watching Videos
  • 02:30 PM - 03:10 PM  Answering Knowledge Reviews
  • 03:10 PM - 03:30 PM   Reviewing Knowledge Reviews
  • 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Final Exam
  • 04:30 PM - 05:00 PM   Checking and Reviewing Final Exam. Optional Night dive at additional cost

2. Second Day

  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Self rescue review sessions, Rescue training exercises 1-4

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM   Lunch
  • 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM   Rescue training exercises 5-7
  • 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM   Free time for fun dive or night dive at additional cost

3. Third Day

  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM    Rescue training exercises 8-10

  • 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM    Lunch
  • 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM    Open water rescue scenarios 
  • 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM    Processing the certification offline or online

Next Schedule of Rescue Diver Course:


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