The Brighton Dive Centre

Rescue & EFR

PADI Rescue Diver
rescue_01Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers around them. Although this course will test your limits, it’s a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage diver emergencies. Many divers say this is the best and most rewarding course of their dive career!

As a PADI Rescue Diver you may now be eligible to enrol on the PADI Divemaster program the start of you professional diving career or with 5 specialities become a PADI Master SCUBA Diver, the highest non-professional qualification in PADI.

You will firstly train in our local pool, then you’ll apply these newly learnt skills in the open water at one of our local shore dive sites.

What is involved?

  1. Knowledge Development – 5 knowledge reviews and an exam, where you will learn the theory behind rescuing people and various signs, symptoms and characteristics of tired and panicked divers.
  1. Skill Practise – 5 Rescue training sessions including 10 skills. In these sessions you will develop you rescue skills and learn a lot of important information to help you through the scenarios.
  1. Scenarios – There are 2 scenarios where we put everything that we learnt on the course into practise. In this section you and your knowledge will be put to the test in realistic situations to see how much you have learnt.

Prerequisites – PADI Advanced Open Water (qualifying certifications for other organisations and 20 dives) a current EFR primary and secondary care.


Emergency First Responder

Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. They can also be vital skills needed in the workplace and it is of great importance that employers are able to provide this training creating a safe working environment where people are prepared and equipped with knowledge and skills of what to do in the event of an emergency.

recue-dive-course-imageThe Fun Part
The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency.

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses

  • CPR and rescue breathing
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • First aid kit considerations
  • Optional AED (automated external defibrillator) practice

We have fully trained Instructors who are able to provide these life saving skills/courses at your convenience either at your place of work or in our educational training room in the Brighton Marina. Emergency First Response is an internationally recognized qualification and valid for up to 2 years after the course completion date.

Please contact Ocean View Brighton for further information on 01903 767224 or email