Certification Course

PADI Rescue Diver

Continuing Education

2,000 AED |  2,500AED 

Course Duration: 2 to 3 days (2 to 3 sessions)
Session Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Schedule: 9AM, 12PM, 3PM (daily)
Location: Azure Residences, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

e-Learning Course (add-on): 370AED

Note: You must pass the e-Learning segment before the end of the course.

PADI Rescue Diver Course with Nemo Diving Center

This is a two or three-day diving program that arms you with ample knowledge and skills needed when dealing with an underwater emergency. The Rescue Diver course is more physically challenging compared to other programs you have taken so far but it can be twice as fulfilling as you will be able to save your own life as well as others should a diving accident occur.

You are required to read the e-Learning training manuals before progressing to the performance-based training. The next step will be the actual dives where our PADI-certified instructors will bring you to the open water to practice what you've read such as self-rescue, recognizing and managing the stress of other divers, rescuing panicked and unresponsive divers, and emergency management and equipment training. Your knowledge will be put to the test in rescue scenarios as you face two simulated dive emergencies where you can apply the theories you learned and skills you mastered to ensure the safety and survival of everyone. The scuba diving equipment will be provided for you so there's no need to rent or bring your own.


Rescue Diver pre-requisites

Interested participants should:

  • be at least 12 years old
  • be in good health
  • know how to swim
  • have an Emergency First Response and at least an Advanced Open Water Diver certifications (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)

How to start e-Learning

You can begin studying the e-Learning training materials after settling your payment. Expect an email from PADI within 24 hours containing the redeem code which you can use to create your own account on the PADI website. This will give you access to the e-Learning and your exam at the end.

You can also register for the e-Learning segment by clicking here.

In-water scuba lessons

Studying the e-Learning lessons gives you a green light to proceed to the actual in-water training. Simply choose a schedule that is most convenient for you and we’ll work out the details from there. We look forward to seeing you at the Nemo Diving Center on your chosen schedule to fit your scuba equipment and to fill out some forms. After this, our PADI-certified instructors will take you to the Azure Residences, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE to complete 10 rescue exercises in open water (there's an option to practice your skills first in confined water). The last part of the training requires you to participate in two Rescue Diver scenarios in open water to complete the Rescue Diver course.

What to bring with you

  • Comfortable swimming attire and footwear
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Towel

Things you should know

  • You must read the first 2 chapters of the e-Learning course before starting the dive sessions.
  • It usually takes 2 or 3 days to finish the course but it also depends on your performance - we want to be sure that you're confident enough when under water.
  • The diving sessions don't have to be 3 consecutive days; you can take the succeeding session/s on a later date as long as it is within 6 months of the first one. Just let us know and we would be happy to arrange the sessions at a time that is convenient for you.
  • You can always contact us if you have questions or need any help.
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