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PADI Rescue Diver Course

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The PADI Rescue Diver course helps divers to look beyond themselves and to start thinking about the welfare and care of others. The course will teach divers with more experience about techniques in preventing problems and awareness of potential dangers before, during and after a dive. This is a rigorous and rewarding course which is practically based.

This course is run in conjunction with the Emergency First Response course. If you do not already have a valid CPR/First Aid course you will need to attend an EFR course at our centre, prior to completion of the Rescue Diver course.

The & Rescue & EFR Course here at London School of Diving is split over 3 days. The first day is a Saturday based at our Dive Centre in Chiswick. You will watch a DVD, sit your exams and practice your CPR skills which involves a few lifesaving scenarios.

The second 2 days take place the following weekend and for this we head out to Wraysbury diving lake which is a purpose built diver training lake around 20 minutes drive from the dive centre. Here you will learn the practical rescue skills including transferring the first aid skills you learnt on the EFR course to diving situations.

For the academic work we register you for the online Rescue eLearning. You will need to read and complete the sections. Please make sure this is completed before your dives and you bring with you your e-record.

Emergency First Response
Duration 6 hours approx.
Times First Saturday of the month @ 0800
Features • Watch a DVD
• Practice Primary Care / CPR skills
• Practice Secondary / First Aid skills
• Participate in life saving scenarios.
• Sit your exams
What’s Next? Once you finish all segments of the EFR / CPR training you can move on to do your Rescue Diver Course


Rescue Diver
Duration 2 Days
Times Second weekend of the month @ 0800
Features • Online web based theory*, so no long hours in the classroom
• Meet at LSD to arrange kit for the dives
• 2 Dives per day
• Evaluation of self-rescue skills
• Evaluation of rescue exercises
• Evaluation of rescue scenarios
• Exploration of the dive site
Extras • Lake entrance fees - £10 per day
• Scuba cylinder air fills at the lake - £3.50 each (X3)
• Wetsuit boots if training in Summer
• Wetsuit gloves if training in Winter
• Basic Scuba Review if you have not dived within 12 months - £49 (normally £69)
• Scuba Review Plus if it has been more than 24 months - £79 (normally £99)
What’s Next? CELEBRATION! You have achieved the PADI Rescue Diver certification
Price £430 for the Rescue Diver with EFR, if you have current CPR training (within 24 months) then the Rescue Diver by its self is £330. This includes your online theory and final certification. You will receive a code from us within 24 hours which you will use to start your web-based study at

*For information on the online web based theory, please see our eLearning explained page.

To book please check above for availability or call the office on 020 8995 0002.