Rescue / First Aid


Divers often describe the Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. It broadens your perspective and teaches you to look at equipment, environment, behavior and your buddy in a brand new way! You will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water as well as on land, and become more confident in your skills as a diver in the process.

The Rescue Diver Course is a three-day program that develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accidents and render first aid. Various rescue scenarios are held in both confined and open water environments.

The Rescue Course covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment considerations
  • Diving first aid
  • Swimming and nonswimming assists
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Exits with an injured or unconscious diver
  • Dive accident scenarios
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents

To become a Rescue Diver you should already be certified by an internationally recognized organization in CPR and First Aid within the last 2 years. Physically, the program can be demanding so a reasonable level of fitness is desirable.

Rescue Course Next Level Scuba Gili Air


Emergency First Response/React Right is a basic course for land-based emergency care
and lifesaving skills that is great for both divers and non-divers alike. The training focuses on building knowledge and confidence in rescuers and increasing their ability to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Course participants learn to follow simple steps for emergency care and practice
applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. The courses meet the CPR and
First Aid training requirements for the Rescue Diver course, 
and all professional-level ratings, and can be completed in one day. It includes topics such as basic life support, CPR and rescue breathing, shock management, spinal injury, serious bleeding management, and first aid procedures.

Are you rescue-ready?!

Are you ready to take the next step in your journey as a diver? Do you enjoy a bit of challenge?
Do you like to be prepared and would like to know what to do in the event of a dive emergency?
Then the EFR & Rescue courses are perfect for you! 

By the time the course is over, you’ll have learned more about diving, improved your diving skills, and gained a better understanding of the diving environment. Most significantly, by learning how to react appropriately to diving emergencies, the Rescue Diver training can help save lives and boost safety as well as confidence.

Not to mention, the Rescue course is an important step towards expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. Being a certified Rescue Diver is also a mandatory prerequisite for all leadership programs, like the Divemaster course for example.


To enroll in the Rescue Diver program you need to have:

– an EFR & CPR certification issued by an internationally recognized organization within the last 2 years.
– an Open Water Diver certification.
– an Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
– confidence in the water and be a good swimmer.
– a reasonable level of fitness, as the program can be physically demanding.
– generally good physical health.
Before starting the course you are required to fill in a medical questionnaire. A “Yes” on this form means that you´ll need to bring a medical clearance, signed by a doctor, before being able to participate in any scuba related activities. We kindly ask you to look at this form beforehand and, if needed, acquire this written permission before booking in on any of our courses.

See the medical questionnaire here.
And the Price list here.