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Rescue Diver

This course is for scuba divers who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to prevent and - if necessary - manage dive emergencies. It aims to expand their awareness and improve their abilities, resulting in increased confidence. We believe that all divers should take the Rescue Diver Course, regardless of being recreational divers or planning to continue training to become dive professionals. Not only will it benefit you, but it will also provide a sense of security for your dive buddies.

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is a challenging and fulfilling continuing education program that teaches individuals to recognize and handle dive emergencies, manage accidents, provide emergency oxygen and even fix common equipment issues. All while testing their physical endurance. The course will positively change your diving experience by enabling you to identify and resolve minor problems before they escalate, boost your confidence, and make diving more enjoyable.

During the course, you will learn how to recognize the signs of diver stress and be ready to assist a fellow diver in need, whether at the surface, underwater or on land. It equips you with the tools and techniques to handle emergencies swiftly, correctly and in a coordinated manner.

The coursework may appear daunting at first glance, but once you complete it, you'll become a more confident and self-aware diver. You don't need to work toward a professional certification to sign up for the Rescue Diver Course; many divers complete it to improve their diving skills and safety.

Note that to enrol for a Rescue Diver course, you need an EFR certificate (Primary and Secondary Care). If you haven't had it, you can do an EFR course during Rescue Diver. The cost of the EFR Course is 200 euros.

Why is this course unique ?

Our goal is to equip you with all the necessary skills to be a competent dive partner by the end of the Rescue course. Unlike other dive centres, we prioritise in-depth training over a quick certification; so our students have time to master rescue skills and are prepared to handle real emergencies effectively. We will thoroughly cover and repeatedly practise all exercises and scenarios, both in a controlled roleplay setting and in realistic, "unplanned" situations ensuring comprehensive training.

Furthermore, we provide our students with speciality dive gear inspired by technical diving, which will enhance safety, comfort, and performance. This gear is not typically available to entry-level divers, so it gives our students an edge over others and prepares them for the more advanced levels of scuba diving. Our exclusive training program is helping our students to achieve their full potential as divers and providing them with the foundation for their diving progression in the future.

Why train with us ?

We are highly skilled and experienced professionals with a background in cave and technical diving. We've used our expertise to develop an exceptional course beyond the traditional boundaries of standard training. We prefer an adaptive teaching approach, which prioritises student-centred learning and adjusts instruction to meet each student's unique needs and abilities. With this strategy, we can identify and address any difficulties or areas of confusion you may experience and provide the support and guidance you need to be successful.


We believe that every individual should receive proper attention during their training; therefore, our courses have a low student-teacher ratio of 3:1 maximum, ensuring that you receive personalised instruction throughout the program.





MAX. 18M


What You Learn

• Techniques to save yourself and other divers

• Recognising how to prevent emergencies

• Rescue skills that can save lives

• Fixing minor gear issues

• Handling emergency situations

What You Earn

✓ PADI Rescue Diver certificate

✓ Self-confidence as a diver

✓ Improved diving skills

✓ FlowState Membership

✓ Continuous education at discounted prices

a person studying dive theory on the beach from her laptop in Tenerife

I. Knowledge Development

Upon enrolling in the Rescue Diver Course, you will have immediate access to PADI eLearning, which allows you to complete the theory portion of the training through interactive multimedia modules, including videos, quizzes, and animations, from the comfort of your home and at your own pace.
The eLearning includes knowledge review modules you will complete in each section before progressing to the following chapters. It ensures you have the theoretical knowledge before beginning the in-water sessions with your instructor.
You will learn about recognising diver stress, responding to diver emergencies, ...

two scuba divers are demonstrating underwater rescue skills

II. In water practice

During in-water sessions, you will practise several exercises, starting with self-rescue techniques, followed by rescue drills. You will learn and master assisting a tired diver at the surface, rescuing a panicked diver, identifying and responding to a diver making an uncontrolled ascent, and much more! You will complete 10 exercises and 2 scenarios during the Rescue Diver course. Each exercise builds upon the previously learned skills, so you will gradually progress during each session. You will practise the scenarios by role-playing with other students and your instructor. We believe that practice mak ...

two scuba divers demonstrating surface rescue skills floating on the atlantic ocean in Tenerife

III. Evaluation

In our last in-water session, you will have the opportunity to show off what you learned by completing rescue scenarios without help from your instructor. This part is eye-opening as in real life, you may find yourself alone in an emergency, with more than one person needing your help. In these cases, you have to evaluate the situation and make quick decisions regarding the best way to help others. Experiencing this situation is very useful as you figure out how you act using the skills you learned during your course. At this point, we are not trying to make you perform a perfect rescue but to assess yo ...

The Course

We advise you to continuously practise the skills acquired during the course to ensure retention. Even if you had in-depth, intensive training with us, it's still possible to forget techniques if you are not using them regularly after your course. During our guided dives, we enjoy taking a few minutes to practise skills, which helps our divers stay sharp. Join us on a dive and let's make it a fun experience together.

FlowState Membership

You will earn the FlowState Membership by completing any of our courses and workshops. We created the membership to encourage our diver friends to join our dives at a discounted price. You will benefit from a 30% discount on all of our guided dives and workshops for the rest of your life.


Master Series

Introducing our Master Series on YouTube, a comprehensive collection of videos meticulously crafted to empower divers with the tools and knowledge they need to enhance their underwater skills. Whether you're an aspiring diver or a seasoned enthusiast, our Master Series is your gateway to honing your abilities beneath the surface. 





a scuba diver cruising on a DPV underwater wearing a sidemount configuration
a flowstate instructor emonstrating excellent skills and body position underwater
two divers riding a DPV underwater
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