Padi Rescue Diver

Duration: 2-5 Days

This course is a very important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as well as increasing your confidence. As with all PADI courses, it is performance-based and involves knowledge development and 5 rescue training sessions (in pool, confined or open water, from shore or boat) plus 4 open water rescue scenarios. During these, you will cover:

  • The psychology of rescue
  • Preparation for emergencies
  • Accident management
  • Responding to diver emergencies
  • Self-rescue
  • Tired diver
  • Panicked diver
  • Response from shore or boat with both a responsive and/or unresponsive diver
  • Distressed diver underwater
  • Missing diver
  • Surfacing the unresponsive diver
  • Response at surface and exit
  • First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration

It is necessary that you have completed an EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE course or an equivalent accepted certification including Primary care (CPR) and Secondary care (First Aid) within 24 months.

We do also ask all guests to complete a day’s diving prior to starting the Rescue Course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 15


eLearning – PADI Rescue Diver Course online

What does it cover?

The PADI Rescue Diver Course Online content covers the theory training for the PADI Rescue Diver Course. The Online content is broken down into 5 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction. The theory covers a wide range of topics including The Psychology of Rescue, Recognizing Diver Stress, Accident Management, Assisting Responsive and Unresponsive Divers at the Surface and Underwater, Equipment Problems, Oxygen Delivery Systems, Missing Diver Procedures, Responding to Diver Emergencies and Inwater Rescue Breathing.

Who can benefit from completing the course?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course broadens a diver’s awareness and improves their skills and confidence. Most certified PADI Rescue Divers look back on their rescue training as one of the most challenging – sometimes demanding – and, therefore, most rewarding courses they’ve taken. The subject is serious but the training is fun.

How does it work?

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What else is required to complete the Rescue Diver course?

After completing the online portion of the PADI Rescue Diver Course, you will complete your inwater training at Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort. This practical part of the course will be completed in 2 days. On arrival, you will first take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the online content the you will complete ten rescue exercises over the first 1.5 days. The 2 Rescue Scenarios will be completed in the afternoon of the 2nd day. We think that there should be time for some fun dives during these 2 days so offer fun dives for only Php 995.00/dive!

What does it cost?

The  online PADI Rescue Diver Course is $130 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers the knowledge development training as well as unlimited access to the entire PADI Rescue Diver manual online. Our course is reduced by approximately half of this fee.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration but you need to complete the online course before you start your open water training with Kasai Village Dive & SPA Resort.

How do you document that you have completed the eLearning segment?

Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you when you visit us.

PADI eLearning Rescue Diver + $130 to PADI 2 Days ₱16,160

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Standard 4-5 Days

The course is broken down into two main areas – knowledge development and skill development. To aid in water development, we use pool sessions to develop your new skills before going to open water. Please arrive at the pool on time as these are valuable additions to the rescue training. Being late reduces the in-water time. The open water training is completed over the course of a weekend at a convenient location depending on students and instructors.

The difference from the eLearning course and the standard PADI Rescue Diver Course is, with the latter,  you will do all the academic modules on site at Kasai Village.

PADI Rescue Diver 4-5 Days ₱21,620
  • Resort Rates applicable when paying once in Kasai Village
  • Full Equipment Rental included for the duration of the course.

Don’t miss this wonderful and exciting opportunity! Take the first step and book now our booking page. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you arrange your trip.