Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

Manta Ray & Snorkelling Diver


Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island is the ideal setting to learn to scuba dive; predominately due to the pristine diving conditions found at the island. This combined with the high level of diver training delivered by Manta’s group of passionate instructors as well as the island’s close proximity to Brisbane!

Why become a PADI Rescue Diver?

As a certified diver we are continually interested in the next step. When you start diving, the PADI Open Water Course is based upon your own personal ability. Now with the PADI Rescue course we teach you the necessary skills to be the ultimate diving buddy.

To enjoy your dives but give you the capability to assist another diver in an emergency. Challenging and Rewarding are the two words that best describe the PADI Rescue Diver Course. Many divers rate the PADI Rescue Diver Course as the best course they have ever taken!

Group in pool

Some of the things you will cover are:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • Dive accident scenarios

Courses Start from $549.00 (excluding theory & gear rental)

Our courses are scheduled depending on availability, Contact us on +61 07 3409 8888 or contact us for further information

Course Itinerary

Whichever is your preferred mode of delivery, whether it is E-learning or the PADI Rescue Diver Manual. These need to be completed PRIOR to commencing your course! Also in order to commence the PADI Rescue Diver Course you must have a current Workplace First Aid Certification, of which can be obtained upon request adding an extra day for the First Aid Certification.

Theory is completed through 2 different options either
Online through PADI E-Learning

Offline through The PADI Rescue Diver Manual order through our reception

Day 1
Knowledge development, skills practice and rescue scenarios are what day one is all about! Either in a pool or in the ocean the rescue diver course equips you to better manage diver emergencies in different dive sites/locations.

Day 2
Skills practice, rescue scenarios and final assessment of rescue scenarios are all incorporated into day two of the course. Upon completion of your paper work, you are then a certified PADI Rescue Diver!!


  • Current Workplace First Aid Certification
  • Minimum PADI Advanced Open Water Certification (or other qualifying certification from another training organisation) to commence the PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • 12 years old (12-14 year olds receive a Junior Rescue Diver Certification)

Course Inclusions

  • All dives required to complete the course
  • All theory materials
  • PADI certification upon completion
  • Discounts on the dive gear for sale in our shop
  • International PADI Rescue Diver Certification

(Course does not include payment for PADI E-learning log on or gear rental)

» To watch the PADI Rescue Diver Video click here

Upgrades | Packages


Private courses are offered at Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre upon request depending upon instructor and vessel availability. Our team of professional instructors provide an unmatched level of diver training and this is only enhanced during a private Rescue Diver Course as you get your own qualified instructor, at a pace that suits you!


Did you know Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is also a fully accommodated YHA! Students on a Rescue Diver Course also receive 3 nights for the price of 2 in our excellent budget beachfront accommodation.

Continuing your Diver Education