Become a PADI Rescue Diver. It could save your life! Or you may even save someone else’s life!

PADI Rescue Divers are great dive buddies. Becoming a Rescue Diver builds your confidence in your own ability. You can enjoy scuba diving, knowing you have the training to deal with potentially dangerous situations.

Why become a Rescue Diver?

Rescue Diver training expands your knowledge of diving, increases your level of diving skills, and makes you more aware of your surroundings. By being a trained PADI Rescue Diver, you have the skills to safely respond to diving emergencies. More importantly, you’ll learn to manage dive sites to prevent problems from occurring.

The PADI Rescue course takes two days to complete, along with self study theory prior to the practical training. We run them regularly over weekends or on demand in small groups of 3 or more.

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Two scuba divers on the surface during a PADI Rescue Course, one diver pinching the second divers nose to provide rescue breaths
Tablet with image of E-learning from PADI Rescue Diver Course
Rescue Diver E-Learning on tablet

Course content- what’s in a PADI Rescue Course?

The course takes you through the theory of stress and rescue situations, and procedures for conducting rescues.

Over 2 days you will conduct a series of practical training sessions either in the sea, or in a pool, which prepares the student for the scenario style assessment in the final open water sessions.

First Aid training is required prior to this course and self study of the Rescue manual is needed before the start of the course. This helps with a full understanding of the theory before completing the Rescue Theory exam.

This course can be recognized when training with us as the RTO accredited “SISOSCB006 Perform Diver Rescues” course and a certificate issued for that level. Only RTO accredited PADI Dive Centre’s like us can offer this.

When can I Start?

Start your self study component today! Come in to pick up the manual or register for your E-Learning code to begin your online study.  Pre study of the theory is required before we start the 2 day course.
The 2 day PADI Rescue Diver Courses are run on demand, usually on weekends throughout the year. Contact us and find out when the next course is!
Email us and book in for your PADI Rescue Diver Course.

Bookings are Essential to obtain the required minimum of 3 students for the course.

Join a group, or if you would like a private Rescue Diver course you can START TODAY, contact us now!

Course Pricing

PADI Rescue Diver Course – $ 495.00

PADI First Aid Course (workplace approved) – $150

What’s Included in the Rescue Diver course?

  • Current Edition of the PADI Rescue Diver manual OR E-Learning.
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certification – Issued as an E-Card.
  • Classroom workshops, pool session and ocean dives.
  • Tank hire for boat dives – students should have their own equipment
  • If you prefer to use our ‘pool equipment’ for when in the chlorine pools, we will provide this free of charge.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
Composite image with tablet, laptop, and phone all displaying PADI Recsue Course E-Learning
Tablet, Laptop, Phone E-Learning for PADI Rescue Course


  • First Aid Certification (check out our EFR programmes if needed)
  • Medical questionaire showing no major health concerns
  • A minimum certification of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • We will provide the CHALLENGE, you bring your swimmers, towel, sunscreen and a sense of humour!
  • The Rescue course can be physically demanding, so a good level of fitness is recommended!

What’s next after the PADI Rescue Diver Course?

  • PADI Divemaster Course – Go Pro! If you want to become a PADI Professional, the next step in your career is the Divemaster course. We take pride in our Divemaster training and ensure a hands on approach. Our Internship training will prepare you for your career in the scuba world.
  • You can add 5 specialties to the Rescue qualification and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver! The highest level of recreational diving!
  • Become a PADI-RTO Scientific Diver. When you train with Jetty Dive, your Rescue training is to RTO standards, allowing you to take the next step in Research Diving to become a Scientific Diver.

Booking Conditions

  • The Solitary Islands half day Dive Trips rely on minimum numbers, and have maximum limits too, so prior bookings are essential! Be early in busy times!
  • A deposit is required to secure your booking. Deposits are fully refundable if 48 hours notice before the trip change of date or cancellation is given. (If we cancel trip due to weather we can also provide a full refund. Refer to part 29 of our terms and conditions for more details)
  • Trips are weather dependent, and may be cancelled  if unsuitable sea conditions prevail. This is a decision made by Jetty Dive Centre Staff, we will not go ahead if conditions are unsafe. Rain does not constitute for bad weather – it can often lead to better diving with more abundant fishlife!
  • Plan for SeaSickness! Even if you do not usually experience sea-sickness, we recommend taking travel sickness medication as it is better to be safe than sorry. We do not recommend using ginger. We CANNOT provide any medications.
  • We have adopted a ‘Reef-Safe Sunscreen Only” policy for our trips. If you will be getting in the water, please ensure you wear only reef-safe sunscreen. For more guidance, and to check your sunscreen, please read our post about our Reef-Safe Sunscreen Policy.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations