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PADI Rescue Diver Certification

Rewarding and fun best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course gives you valuable hands-on experience in emergency management. You'll learn self rescues, perform diver assists and rescues, manage dive accident situations and render first aid.

These are the skills that can make all the difference in the unlikely event of an underwater emergency. Although challenging, many divers say this is the best course they've ever undertaken.

What We Teach you

You will learn to be more aware of your dive buddy and your environmental surroundings. You will be taught the steps required to preform a dive rescue and simulate emergency rescue situations.

  • Self rescue
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Dive accident situations
  • Course Structure - Local: $599

This course is conducted over two weeknights and one weekend. The first two nights typically start at 6pm and involve classroom work and confined water training. This portion of the course is conducted here at Dive HQ Christchurch. The open water dives will take place in Wainui (Akaroa) or Lake Coleridge depending on weather and includes 4 dives spread over 2 days.


Manuals / Certification / Slate / Complimentary transport / Dive Cylinders and Air 4 Open Water Dives


  • Medical form current within the last 12 months 
  • Read and Sign Dive HQ Christchurch Disclosure course agreement form
  • Have dive gear (except cylinders) or hire from us at $100 (Refundable against package if purchased in store within one month)
  • Certified in workplace First Aid & CPR.
  • Have own pocket mask and safety sausage.
  • Have completed the Navigation Adventure dive
  • Minimum of 20 logged dives

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Although challenging, many divers say this is the best course they've ever undertaken.

Personal Equipment:

We recommend personal equipment to include:

  • Safety Sausage or SMB
  • Dive alert service
  • Redundant air systems if you entertain any form of solo diving!


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