Nico Dives Cool Bali

Rescue Diver Course

Learn Techniques and Skills to Prevent or Manage Diving Accidents

Rescue Diver Course Bali

Rescue Diver Course in Bali

The Rescue Diver Course is a popular course to improve your ability to descend safely to lower depths in the water. At Nico Dives Cool you can choose to become certified either with SSI or PADI. Both diving federations are recognised throughout the World. 

You already feel like a fish in the sea? You want to look after the safety and wellbeing of your fellow divers? If so, the next crucial step for you is the Rescue Diver Course which will teach you how to deal with diver stress, accident prevention, and management. Nico Dives Cool Bali makes it seriously fun though! You’ll love it.

About the Rescue Diver Course

The Rescue Diver Course will teach you about first aid and emergency management just in case. More importantly it will teach you about how to spot problems with Divers before they become real issues. Completing this course, you will be able to help prevent problems and manage to deal with underwater problems, using a variety of techniques. 

We will practice missing diver procedures and how to lay out an emergency plan for a dive site. Your experienced driving instructor will teach you how to respond to a panicked diver and how to surface an unconscious diver. This and much more. You will practice 10 rescue exercises in both the pool and the sea.

SSI or PADI Rescue Diver

Well it doesn’t make a difference. They are both quite similar and both recognised if you plan to continue your dive education towards professional diving. However there are differences in the pre-requisites certifications you need to take into account.

Considered as the third level for PADI, this program is a Specialty Program itself for SSI. This is why for SSI there is no obligation to do the PADI Advanced Adventurer courses beforehand. To become level 3 SSI, you must have 24 or more logged dives and complete four Specialty Programs.

To get the internationally recognised Rescue Diver certification card, you must successfully complete successfully the SSI React Right Course or PADI EFR Course or an equivalent First Aid certificate. This must happen before commencing the Diver Stress and Rescue Course. If you are limited for time we can do the two courses combined in 2 to 3 days.


You need one day to pass the React Right / EFR Course which is a non-diver course. Additionally you will need need two days to do this Diver Stress and Rescue Course. It includes the theoretical course work, pool training sessions, and three (3) open water dives. There we will have a tonne of fun together.

What differentiates us from other Dive Centres

At Nico Dives Cools we want you to have the best learning experience possible. This is why we keep our student ratios to dive instructors extremely low. Compared to other large dive centres you get a highly personalised course and diving practice experience. Very often our experience diving instructor will only teach one student at a time. In general we prefer to have no more than two students per instructor so we can assure a quality education. Also, this is the key reasons why Nico Dives Cool has such an amazing 5-Star reputation amongst its customers. Having said that we can be flexible if you want to do your course with several people. Simply let us know your preferences and we will make sure that you have a fantastic learning experience.

What is included in the Rescue Diver Course?

On the days of your courses we will pick you up from your hotel and later drop you off too. 

Basic diving insurance is included as its all necessary gear for course. We only use high quality gear, from trusted scuba gear producers such as, Apeks or Aqualung

In the water we will complete all required skills exercises over three (3) dives, outside of the water we will work on the theory. We will take you to either Tulamben, Amed, or Padang Bai to complete your training dives. These are amazing dive sites. If you prefer to be quickly done with the course we can do the course in Sanur, but personally, we prefer the other diving sites

Experience Summary


All Inclusive:

  • Learning Materials (SSI digital kits or PADI original manual)
  • Rescue Diver Certification  
  • Transport in air-conditioned bus to and from training site(s)
  • Full set of diving equipment (Apeks and Aqualung)
  • SSI or PADI Instructor speaking English, French, or Indonesian
  • Theoretical course work
  • Skills practice underwater
  • 2 deep dives in the ocean
  • Porter available to carry the equipment/tank to and from the dive site
  • Toilet, shower, towel and changing rooms
  • Diving Insurance (Decompression Chamber only)
  • Oxygen Kit and First Aid available on site
  • Free Wifi at the dive shop
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