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Scuba divers often describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.

Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

Our instructor will help preparing you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques – all of those to be practiced in the open water session rescue scenarios!

Topics include:

  • Self rescue

  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers

  • Emergency management and equipment failure
    Rescuing panicked divers

  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

The course is covered along three days, including the following parts:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) 

  • Confined dives in a pool to learn and practice rescue skills

  • 2 Open Water Dives for the development of scenarios


  • Age 12 years or over

  • CPR, First Aid and Secondary Care Training

  • PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver

Further details:

  • 1 theory day in Dili (or online via PADI eLearning) – lunch included

  • 1 confined water session in Dili – lunch included

  • 2 boat open water dives in Atauro – all-inclusive 1 night stay in our lodge

Rescue Diver: About Us
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