Rescue Diver (SDI / PADI)

The SDI and PADI Rescue Diver programmes are a pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience. You will learn to look beyond yourself and to consider the safety and well being of other divers. You will learn how to recognize and prevent a diving accident, assess risk and how to respond if an accident happens. The course emphasises flexibility and adapting the diver to personal and environmental conditions.

Rescue Diver Course

The Rescue Diver course is designed to build an understanding of typical rescue situations and provide you with the necessary skills to execute an effective rescue without putting yourself at risk.

Rescue Divers will tell you this course is both a challenging and rewarding programme which focuses on adaptation to both personal and environmental conditions. It will make you more confident and prepared in the event of a diving emergency.

Before starting the Rescue Diver course you must have successfully completed a sanctioned course in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR – Primary Care) and basic First Aid (Secondary Care) within the past 24 months.

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Initial theory will be undertaken online at the student’s convenience, with review and consolidation in the ScubaQuest Dive Centre at THE National Diving & Activity Centre when you attend for the course.

Bundled Package Deals

For students who do not hold a relevant emergency care certification, the First Response Training International (SDI) programme and the Emergency First Response (PADI) programme can be undertaken alongside the Rescue Diver course at a discounted rate. We are also able to offer the full HSE First Aid at Work course.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.


We are providing this certification through either Scuba Diving International (SDI) or PADI. Both agency certifications are equally valid and recognised worldwide. Please enquire at the centre if you require your training to be through a specific agency.

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Initial theory will be undertaken online at the student’s convenience.

The rest of the Rescue Diver course is completed over one weekend consisting of three main components.

Day 1Day 2
Theory & in-water skills development at the the ScubaQuest Dive Centre and National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).Open Water Rescue Scenario Assessments at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC)


Speciality Courses are organised to fit with customer demand. Availability on specific dates will be discussed on enquiry when every effort will be made to schedule the required course into the planned forward program.


  • Theory sections of the course take place at the ScubaQuest dive centre based at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC).
  • In-water skills development and rescue scenario assessments are held in the National Diving & Activity Centre lake.

Please note: The Open Water Dive sessions at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) will be weather, water temperature and underwater visibility dependent.

ScubaQuest Dive Centre
National Diving & Activity Centre
A48, Tidenham
NP16 7LQ

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Course Options

ScubaQuest offer both traditional hard copy, classroom based theory and agency online learning packages.



The course cost includes all educational materials, equipment, tuition and certification.

Please Note: For open water dives at The National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) there is a daily entry charge to the site, payable on the day by all students. This is NOT included in the course fee.  Please check the NDAC website for details.

Course Requirements & Notes

Book this Course

To book on this course or discuss First-Aid course packages, please contact us using the form below, or phone us on 01291 798 118

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