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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

Rescue Diver Course with SA SCUBA SHACK

"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need

The Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the online course to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.


To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older
  • Have an Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Have Questions ? Check Out Our FAQ's

We have provided some FAQ's that will help answer some common questions.  Check out our FAQ page here.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact SA SCUBA SHACK.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the Rescue Diver course, you should take the Emergency Oxygen Provider course Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

For more information about this or other courses, have a chat with one of the SA SCUBA SHACK Team members.

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