PADI EFR & Rescue Diver

Increase your confidence and your diving ability well above and beyond the level you are currently at and learn how to assist and deal with diver situations as and when they occur...


Both the Emergency First Response (EFR) course & the PADI Rescue Diver course are the pre-requisite to starting your PADI DiveMaster Course and working your way up the professional ladder since, once completed,  divers progress from simply enjoying the environment and become more responsible, experienced and situationally aware divers. Typically Rescue Divers will start to notice more about other divers and become more aware of what is happening around you, and have a broad understanding of how to prevent incidents, as well as how to deal with them should they occur.

If you already have a first aid license that is within it's renewal period, you do not have to complete the EFR.

New Way Diving’s PADI EFR & Rescue Diver Course program includes:

  • Emergency First Response (1st Aid) Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • PADI Materials & Plastic Certification Card
  • Pickup service from pier on arrival
  • Includes all equipment rentals
  • Maximum group size of 4:1




The PADI Emergency First Response Course and Rescue Course is arguably one of the most fun courses you undertake. It is designed to stress you as an individual, to simulate actual Rescue Scenarios. By doing so, the core principle of the course is reinforced - protect yourself before all others. Any issue that occurs to you during a rescue scenario only adds to the amount of people that then need to be helped.

The Emergency First Response Course is PADI's version of a First Aid course. If you already have this, then you do not need to complete it, but bring evidence of your existing qualification. Otherwise this takes place the first afternoon of the course, with the remaining 3 days focusing on the Rescue Course itself.

New Way Diving offer a maximum group size of 4 students to 1 of our experienced instructors, assuring that each student receives ample attention, allowing them to qualify as a more than competent diver while have great, safe fun! If smaller instruction is desired, please request on the email and we are happy to arrange! 

The Schedule

The New Way Rescue Diver & EFR Course takes 3.5 days, with a schedule that normally looks like so;

Day 1 14:00 - 18:00 Course Orientation, Paperwork & EFR Course
Day 2 08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Videos & Classroom
  11:45 - 17:00 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 3 08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Classroom & Exam
  08:00 - 10:30 Rescue Training Scenarios
Day 4 06:00 - 10:30 Rescue Scenarios (you're in charge)


Please read below to see information regarding each of these dives;EFR

Day 1

Upon arrival we shall collect you from the pier and bring you to our shop, and help you getting to your accommodation. We shall then complete the EFR Course.

Day 2

The morning is used for the Rescue Diver Video, and covering some theory with your instructor. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some shallow water training exercises, where you will deal with panicked snorkellers and divers, and more.

Day 3

Again the morning is used for the Rescue Diver theory, and the Rescue Dive Exam. Then in the afternoon we head to the boat to complete some training scenarios as well as your "Hell Dive" - a dive where everything that can go wrong will go wrong!

Day 4

The timing on this training session can vary between morning or afternoon depending on the individual. During this session you will assume the position of responsibility on the boat, dealing with all scenarios as they arise to test your retention of the past few days.

What's Next?

The PADI Rescue Diver License defines you as being a more secure, responsible diver.  After having achieved this qualification there are a few routes to continue. Firstly, you may decide to continue Fun Diving with us. All ex-students receive a discounted rate on all continuing dives that they do with us, as a way of us saying thanks! Secondly, you may decide that you want to continue with your Divemaster course, in which case discuss it with our staff!! Finally, many people decide to continue their Diver training with the PADI Specialty Courses, which develop the skills that you learnt during the Advanced Course and develops you as a recreational diver. You will also receive 10% off of any specialties again as a way of us saying thanks for diving with us! 




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