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PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course

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Who should take this course?

Would you like to develop new skills to be better prepared to deal with the unexpected at sea? Are you interested in learning how to respond in the event of a diving related emergency underwater and at the surface? Then the PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course is for you.

The PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to deal with unexpected emergency situations whilst diving.  You will also learn how to initiate a faster and more effective rescue. Mastering sea survival skills will give you additional confidence if you find yourself in an unwanted situation whilst diving.

What skills will I gain during this course?

  • Diving in low-visibility conditions

  • Dive planning

  • Dive preparation

  • How to deal with out-of-air emergencies

  • How to deal with an emergency on the surface

  • Navigation and safety equipment on dive boats

  • Use of surface marker buoys (SMBs)

  • Ways of calling for help


The PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Course contains knowledge development and 2 open water training dives to practise the skills and techniques learned.

How can you start learning now?

You just need to be a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver certified and at least 12 years old. Click here if you want to find more information about the PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Speciality course.

Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and schedule the first class session with your PADI Instructor.

What scuba gear will you use?

Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and a smaller backup light, plus a line and reel. Your PADI Instructor or local dive center staff may suggest other gear appropriate for cavern diving, such as a collapsible snorkel that fits in your pocket or other technical diving equipment.

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