The PADI Rescue Diver course will take your diving to a completely new level. It is a must for all recreational divers to aspire to.

The Rescue diver course will develop your dive skills and make you more aware of problems that can arise and give you the skills to manage them.

It follows the pholosophy that there is no single right way to perform a rescue and candidates need to be resourceful and adaptable to meet the requirements and demands placed upon them.


The Rescue Diver course with SMG Scuba has 3 sections:


Theory: Candidates independently study the Rescue diver manual and complete 5 knowledge sections which are each split into 4 categories: Psychology of rescue, Being prepared for diver emergencies, Accident management and Rsponding to diver emergencies. A Rescue course DVD accompanies the knowledge development section and candidates must complete a final exam.


Pool: We beleive that in order to develop Rescue techniques it is essential that candidates practice in a Confined water environment before Open water training. The pool session covers many of the Rescue skills that will be again practiced in the Open water environment to increase performance and confidence.


Open Water training:

A whole weekend is devoted to further developing the Rescue Diver candidate. After skills training in Open Water, a variety of realistic scenarios designed to challenge the candidates and an oportinuty to put all the aquired Rescue skills in to practice.


Practical training covers:


Self Rescue

Tired Diver

Panicked Diver

Response from shore, boat or dock

Distressed Diver Underwater

Missing Diver

Surfacing the Unresponsive Diver

Unresponsive Diver at the Surface

Exiting the Unresponsive Diver

First Aid for Pressure Related Injuries and O2 administration

Response from Shore/Boat to Unresponsive(non breathing) Diver at the Surface



Age 12+

Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water and EFR or equivelent in last 24 months (EFR course)

Duration 1 evening (pool/theory) 2 days Open water training

Cost  £350 inclusive of equipment and certification

Included  Rescue Diver eLearning package

Additional cost:  entry to dive site (£15 per day) and air fills (£7)



Each participant must completete the Continuing Education Administration Document prior to diving. If any YES answers are present on the medical questionnaire then the full PADI Medical form needs to be completed and page 2 signed by a GP declaring fitness to dive prior to any Scuba.

NEW Rescue Diver eLearning option.

Complete the state of the art eLearning Rescue diver package which allows the student to have the flexibility of completing the theory element of the course independently and digitally on a variety of devices. Perfect for individuals with limited time and commitments with work/family etc.


Course Structure:

1 evening to complete a short eLearning quiz on completion of the theory section


followed by a 2 hour pool session to practice Rescue Diver techniques.


1 weekend for Open water Training


Cost: £325 Including eLearning theory package/full kt if required/certification

Additional cost:  Entry to dive site (£15 per day) and air fills (£5)




Rescue Theory/Confined Water TBA 1930-2200  
Rescue Open Water (Wraysbury) TBA 0900-1530 Total £350


To book contact oe call 07915604770