how to help underwater

PADI Rescue Diver course
including EFR course

Probably the most interesting course as a non-pro


In our eyes, the PADI Rescue Diver course is the best course of all non-professional courses. Not only because you learn to help other divers, but also because you learn a lot about yourself. Admittedly, this course can make you sweat a little. But we will have a lot of fun together.

In the beginning, we will repeat a few skills from your PADI Open Water Diver course and complete your EFR course (included in the rescue course). In about 3 days, you will then learn how to prevent problems, how to become an even more secure diver, and, above all, how to help other divers. We will be in the water a lot or on the beach and in the pool. We don't do real dives in this course - but we still consume enough air. :-)

What you will learn in the PADI Rescue Diver Course:

Rescue from the shore or boat:

The most important thing when saving a victim is always that you do not endanger yourself. Therefore, you should always choose the safest method of rescue. Hence, we are practicing different situations here, how you can help someone from the shore or boat without putting yourself in danger.

Help on the surface:

Here we practice, among other things, how to approach a panicked diver on the surface or how to react to an unconscious person and how to start with first aid in the water. These exercises are a lot of fun and are also very important. Again, you should never put yourself in danger. But you will be amazed at how many methods there are to approach someone.

Help underwater:

How to find a missing diver? How do you bring an unconscious diver to the surface? Do you have to leave the patient's regulator in your mouth or take it out? We clarify all these and other questions here in these exercises.

First aid for diving accidents:

Diving accidents are very rare if you stick to what you have learned. But if it does happen, every second can be important. Therefore, we practice here how to properly notify the rescue service and how to provide first aid to a diver after a diving accident. You already know a lot from your EFR course which you did at the beginning of this course. Now we are going deeper into the topic of diving accidents.

Conclusion scenario:

At the end of this course, you have to go through a rescue scenario in order to put all that you have learned into practice. Your diving instructor will tell you exactly what you have to do. Remembering my personal course, these 4 days were some of the most exciting days in my life as a diver.

More information


We offer our courses in German, English, and French. We attach great importance to making you feel comfortable. We understand it's a big step. Therefore, we always keep our groups as small as possible so that we can take enough time for each one.

How do I get to you?
We include transportation from your hotel in the Pernera, Protaras, and Agia Napa region. We will come to pick you up directly at the reception or apartment and of course bring you back again.

What do I learn in Rescue Diver theory and is there an exam?
In theory, you will learn how to recognize stress and other causes that can lead to accidents. The PADI Rescue Diver course also has a final exam with multiple choice.

Do I need my own equipment?
No of course not. So you don't need to buy or bring any equipment. However, if you already have your own equipment, you can benefit from a 10% discount on your course. With us, however, your equipment is included in the course price.


How expensive is the course if I already have an EFR course or other first aid course?
If you have already taken a first aid course that is not older than 2 years and is recognized by PADI, you do not necessarily have to take an EFR course. However, we definitely recommend it to you, as you cannot do this course enough.

However, if you decide not to do an EFR course, the PADI Rescue Diver course will cost you € 60 less. However, we have to check beforehand whether your license is recognized by PADI.

How many dives are there on the Rescue Diver course?
We spend a lot of time in the water. However, at the Rescue Diver course, you cannot really talk about dives, as we often show up and dive back down. Therefore, these dives are generally not logged in the logbook as dives.


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