Rescue Diver Course Bali

You’re already an advanced open water diver; you usually dive with a guide, but you’re interested in becoming more self-reliant.

PADI Rescue Diver Course Bali

Perhaps you’ve already encountered problems underwater, or you’ve had a buddy behave in an unexpected way. 

The Rescue Diver course will help you change your diving mindset. You’ll learn to increase your sphere of awareness, confidence, and problem-prevention and management skills. As you build skills during your three-day, four-dive course with us, we’ll challenge you to become a better dive buddy and independent diver. You’ll learn how to administer emergency oxygen to a distressed diver and anticipate and fix equipment issues. 

The content of the rescue course is indeed serious, but you’ll have a lot of fun whilst you develop your skill set and confidence.

surfacing an unresponsive diver during the rescue diver course bali

Rescue Diver Course Outcomes

This course will teach you how to look after the safety and well-being of yourself and other divers. 

  • learn to prevent and manage dive emergencies
  • get a great understanding of the psychology of emergencies
  • explore some unique Bali dive sites
  • build your confidence and self-reliance as a diver
  • use emergency oxygen

Rescue Diver Course Content

students from below during rescue diver course bali

Knowledge Development

Before your practical training, you’ll learn complete theory online independently

This takes around 8 hours and is best done in small sections. 

You’ll build a foundation of knowledge in:

  • Diving accidents and incidents, how to prevent and manage them
  • Recognising stress in yourself and other divers, responding to it and avoiding triggers
  • Emergency responses and scenario management
Performing in water rescue breathing during pool training rescue diver course bali

Confined Water (pool) training

During your pool training, you’ll work on practical rescue skills as you work through 10 different rescue exercises.

You’ll build confidence and develop muscle memory through repetition in rescue techniques. 

Prepare to be happy but very tired by the end of this training session.

practicing navigation during rescue diver course bali

Four Open Water Dives

Day two of your training will take you Into the ocean to put into practice the rescue skills you learned in confined water over two dives. Skills you’ll learn include locating and safely surfacing an unconscious diver, in-water rescue breathing, handling stress and panic, and exiting a diver onto a boat. 

Finally it’s time to be put to the test and combine all the skills you’ve developed during your training. You’ll refine your rescue skills and practice exiting a diver to the shore. You’ll be tested by your instructor to recognise and respond to different underwater problems and emergencies. Be prepared for a lot of tiring fun.

Build confidence, self-reliance and rescue skills with Bali’s best dive centre in a small group at exceptional dive sites.

What’s the actual certification?
What’s included?

Everything you need – transport (pick up and drop off at your hotel in Canggu), equipment rental including dive computer, tanks and weights, boats, lunch, snacks, water, PADI elearning, certification and instructor. 

Are there any prerequisites or tests?


A minimum certification of Advanced Open Water diver. 

20 logged dives or you’ve dived with us before so we know your buoyancy skills are great. 

First Aid certification within the last 24 months (or you can complete your first aid training with us)

At least 12 years old. 

In good general health (check out the medical form you’ll need to sign here)

You’ll also need to meet all of the performance requirements of the course; and complete the knowledge development including a final exam before you start your practical training. 

What’s the estimated schedule?

Approximate times (pick up and drop off in Canggu) are:

Day 1 – Knowledge Development and Confined Water in Canggu; 8:30am – 2pm 

Day 2 – Open Water Dives 1 & 2 at Padang Bai; 6:30am – 4pm 

Day 3 – Open Water Dives 3 & 4 at Tulamben; 6am – 5pm

How many divers will be in the group?

We teach with a maximum of two students per instructor. There may be other divers on your course with another instructor and other divers joining your day trips. 

How long does the elearning take?

Normally 8-12 hours. It’s best done in small sections over a couple of days. We know we sound like your Mum, but please don’t leave it to the last minute!

Can I fly after diving?

You need to leave at least 18 hours, preferably 24 hours after diving before you can fly. 

How do I sign up?

We ask for a deposit payment so we can send out your elearning, we’ll also need your personal details such as your full name, date of birth and email address. Contact our team if you’d like to book!

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