SDI Rescue Diver

SDI Rescue Diver

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes.

After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

How do I begin?

You start with the training materials. We will provide you with and SDI Rescue Diver online code so you can do all your studying at home before you come to Cyprus.

What's in the course?

The rescue certification course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills for an individual to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, and administer necessary first aid.

You will cover all of the following and more!

  • Prevention and causes of diving accidents
  • Diving lifesaving
  • Hyperbaric injuries and management
  • Accident Management

Some of the in-water skills include:

  • On the surface, identify and assist a properly equipped skin or scuba diver
  • Locate and bring to the surface a scuba diver simulating unconsciousness to the surface from approximately 6 metres
  • Upon surfacing, transport the unconscious diver 50 metres to shore or boat, simulating in-water rescue breathing
  • Upon reaching the shore or boat, with the assistance of one aide, remove the diver from the water

How long does it take?

The SDI Rescue course takes 3 days.

What qualifications do I need?

The SDI Advanced Adventure certification or equivalent is the prerequisite plus 40 logged dives.

You must also have completed a First Aid with CPR and Oxygen provision.

The minimum age of enrolment on this programme is 15yrs.

You will need to fill out a self certification medical statement. If you have any medical conditions you think may prevent you from scuba diving please feel free to contact us and we will try to be of assistance.

What's next?

The SDI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level SDI courses, beginning with the SDI Divemaster certification.


SDI Rescue Diver course costs €365.00 includes eLearning materials, certification and kit hire.