SDI Rescue Diver

Having built up your diving skills and experience, are you now looking to take your diving to a higher level? A SDI Rescue Diver is trained to start looking after not just himself in the water, but fellow divers as well… a pre-requisite to leadership training.

Why SDI Rescue Diver?

The Rescue Diver course in an exciting and involving course that is designed to teach you the basics of dealing with distress situations in the diving environment. It teaches you how to deal with the serious nature of accident prevention and management. You are not taught how to deal with accident situations ‘text book’ style, as real life situations are rarely develop in this way. Instead you are taught a comprehensive and diverse range of skills that that can be applied to manage any emergency scenario. The course is demanding, but serious fun!!

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No courses organised at the moment, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

How do I book myself on a course?

To book yourself on a course please select one of the courses above, send us a message, and we will get back to you to discuss further details.

Further information on SDI Rescue Diver (back to top)

What do I need to start?

Rescue Diver Crewpack The crewpack is included in course fees To receive certification as a SDI Rescue Diver, you must also have completed a sanctioned CPR and First Aid course in the last 24 months. Please ask for more information on the SDI CPROX course that can be completed in conjunction with your Rescue Diver qualification

What will I do?

We aim as be as flexible as possible in the scheduling of this course. You will need to complete two academic sessions, one pool (or confined water) session, and two days of open water work. In this time you learn about accident prevention, diving first aid, equipment function, accident management, search & recovery, surface resuscitation. All this culminates in two full-on accident scenarios for you to assess and manage.

How long will it take?

Please take a look at the timetable for the course you are interested in. From 2018, we will be using a new format of running the course over 2 sessions (Saturday & Sunday). The first theory session is at the NDAC, starting at 8am. The openwater practice and Scenario Assessments will also be held at the NDAC and will start after each theory componant

What previous experience do I need?

Anyone wishing to enrol on the Rescue Diver Course must be at least an Advanced Adventure Diver (or an equivalent qualification from another training agency) or a SDI Open Water with at least 40 logged dives.

What do the fees include?

All equipment required for course All Pool costs Course Manual / Slates Course Exams All airfills required for course All professional tuition Insurance costs while on the course Registration fees with SDI upon completion

What don't fees include?

Entry fee to dive site used for the Open Water dives Costs of transportation to and from dive sites Any personal costs (eg. food, drink, accommodation

What's next?

Upon successful completion of all segments of your Rescue Diver Course, you will have taken an important step to become a diving professional. Beyond Rescue Diver is the prestigious Divemaster qualification - the first in a series of professionally recognised certifications.


Alternatively you can proceed to Master Diver level – the highest possible non-professional qualification that SDI offers.