2023-10-23 Nice team on The boat and nice instructors. Everyone was polite and you never had a boring time. Thanks for a great Day!! Try Diver.

Great experience, Nice people


Brilliant staff! Super welcoming and great craic


Second day of diving with Paul as instructor. He is professional, funny and makes sure everyone on the team feels safe. Highly recommend!


Paul was excellent, very good briefing and put everyone at ease immediately


Everything was prepared and ready for us to just jump and enjoy the scuba diving experience.

2023-10-23 Good personal and a lovely day - Try Diver.

Staff were really helpful/ friendly, the activity itself was great fun and the staff helped me get through it as I panicked at first


Was a very good instructor


The instructor was awesome. The snorkeling was amazing!

Padi Rescue Diver Course

Serious fun for PADI Advanced Divers and Emergency First Responders. Look beyond yourself to consider the wellbeing and safety of others. 

some alt

minimum age 12 years.

PADI Advanced (Junior) Diver.

CPR and 1st Aid certificate within previous 24 months. We can offer the PADI Emergency First Response certification.

500€ including e-learning

3 days

Learn to recognise and prevent problems, and, if necessary, manage emergencies. During the course in-water training exercises build up confidence and abilities to enable you to handle a range of situations from a tired diver, through search patterns to recovering an unconscious diver. In-water training culminates in a series of accident scenarios giving you the opportunity to put your new skills into practice. The PADI Rescue Diver course is generally considered a must if you plan to dive without professional supervision. 


The 2 steps to certification are …

  1. Theory

Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. The theory part is completed via e-Learning alongside Instructor presentation. Read the digital manual and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter leading to a multiple choice exam covering the whole manual. In addition you will complete an Emergency plan for the dive site where you train.

  1. In-water excercises


The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills.

Frequently asked questions:


Diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to obtain written approval from a physician prior to diving. We have a doctor on call to answer any questions and who makes the final decision as to who can dive. Any queries please let us know.

When can I start a PADI Rescue Diver course?

We do not schedule set dates for completing a course. You are on holiday! We can complete courses any day except Sunday.

How do I book?

Easy! Simply press the book now button. An inquiry form will come to us and we will organise dates, transfers and answer any questions.

Is First Air traing a requirement?

Yes, the Primary and Secondary Care training within the previous 2 years is a requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.  You can complete the PADI Emergency First Aid course with us to fullfil this requirement. You can complete the PADI Rescue Diver course through our dive bases of Rhodes Town, or Pefkos. We will book you into the base closest to your hotel.

Is the theory difficult?

The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to make it accessible to everyone, no matter what your preferred learning style is. The program is not just reading (although there is some), you will also be able to learn the theory through video presentations, practical demonstrations and practice and instructor presentations. PADI e-Learning enables you to complete all the theory material and the final exam on your phone, computer or tablet from your home or hotel.

Can I fly after diving?

You must leave a minimum of 18 hours after diving before flying.

What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring swimsuit, towel and either phone, tablet or computer for the theory section. All diving equipment is provided by the Waterhoppers for the duration of the course.

Is a pick -up service provided?

Yes. We provide a transfer from hotels to the closest dive base.

Our Experience

We are proud for what we have achieved and the trust we gained by you!

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