PADI Rescue Diver

Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water.

Why you should take the rescue diving course?

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.

As a rescue diver you expand your knowledge and built up on your experience by learning to deal with problems, handling different incidents and managing provoking situations. A real contributory, rewarding program which enhance accountability and confidence of the participants. The PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging, yet most rewarding course you will ever take.

How To Become a Rescue Diver?

Earn your PADI rescue certification in 2 simple steps…

1. Theory

Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. The theory part can be completed via e-Learning Rescue Diver. The digital version of the book offers the flexibility to complete the theory from your computer or tablet.

2. Open Water Dives

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.

1. The rescue theory includes…

  • 5 Academic Modules
  • Training Video
  • Planning of Emergency Plan
  • Final Exam

2. The open water dives include:

During the open water dives, you will learn and practice the skills. You will acquire knowledge of handling and solving problems in emergency situations either on surface or underwater.

The training includes:

  • Self rescue exercises (confined water or open water).
  • Assist a tired responsive diver at the surface.
  • Rescuing a panicked diver.
  • Assist a responsive diver in distress.
  • Distressed a diver underwater.
  • Locate a missing diver.
  • Rescuing an unresponsive diver.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Participation in 1 & 2 rescue scenarios.


Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice. Only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

Yes, the Primary and Secondary Care training is an exit requirement for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.  This means you can sign up for the Rescue Diver course, and take the course, but before we can process your Rescue Diver certification, you will need to be certified in Primary and Secondary Care training.


We don’t pre schedule courses. When ever there is a person or a group interested in taking a course, the instructor will get the person or group together and make a schedule that works for everyone. It is always better to make a reservation a few days before if you wish to stay in the hotel or if you have a tight schedule, especially in high season (May – October).

Booking a dive course with Seahorse Dive Center is very simple. Go to the desired course page (e.g. ‘PADI Courses for Divers’ -> ‘Rescue Diver’) and click to button BOOK NOW.

If you having trouble with the online booking, you can always send us an email or call us.

The dive spots depend on the weather conditions and the choice of the adventure dives.

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. Also, the PADI e-Learning allow you to choose your preferred language and to study from home, at your own pace prior to going to the dive center. 

You can fly after 12 hours if you participate in just 1 dive and after 18 hours if you participate in 2 dives in a day.

You can bring a towel, a pair of flip flops and your swimsuit. The diving center provides all diving equipment. 

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer any transportation services between local hotels and our diving shop. Guests are required to come to the shop to check-in for their scuba dive course.

To reach Seahorse Dive Center, you can take the Metro 2 Red Line to the terminal Elliniko station. Then you can take the bus 171 and alight at Kyprou bus stop. The diving shop is across to the bus stop. Also, at the metro stations are the ticket machines (and ticket staff) where you can purchase your all transport Athena Ticket.

Alternative, you can check map directions in google maps.