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Master Rescue
From $440

Master Rescue
(Level Three)

In order to be a good diver, you first need to be able to look after yourself and then be able to help others if needed. The RAID Master Rescue course is a must for all experienced divers, in particular, those who wish to take responsibility for the safety of other divers. It is a pre-requisite to professional level training.

The best rescue is one you will never have to make, which is why the RAID Master Rescue course has a significant focus on risk assessment and advanced buoyancy control to minimise the chance of having to perform a rescue or be rescued.

This unique course builds confidence and ability, providing the skills and knowledge needed to help you better understand how to respond safely and efficiently to surface and underwater emergencies to a maximum depth of 20m/66ft.

Divers Training in Pool
Life Saver

What is Master Rescue all about?

The RAID Master Rescue course teaches you, above all, how to minimise the risk of a rescue needing to be performed, and in the event of a rescue, being able to quickly and effectively provide assistance to the diver/s in distress.

Through a combination of our cutting edge online training and interaction with your RAID Instructor, your diving knowledge will be honed to a very high level, preparing you to look after others. This will ultimately prepare you for RAID Divemaster training.

Required Equipment

You will need to provide your own equipment for the Master Rescue course. If you do not own, or cannot provide your own equipment for use on the course you are welcome to hire it from us. We will only charge you for one day of hire. The costing for this can be found on our Hire Page

You will be gifted a pocket mask as part of the course, but you will need to supply your own SMB and Reel, Whistle and Slate.


Step 2 - Academics & Registration

The Online Training programs are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. 

Completion of Online study is required prior to practical training sessions.

Go to and register for an account.

*This step is only recommended after you have booked into a practical session to avoid confusion.

When you receive the confirmation email and log back in, make sure you nominate the training facility as PDA Hillarys.

DiveRAID provides a free version of the academics up until the final exam. 

You are welcome to begin the free version, it will all count towards the course.

When you have chosen a date for your course and booked in, we will unlock your final exam as part of your booking fee. You do not need to pay for anything on 

Once unlocked, to access the academics you must go to the Menu on the top right of the screen, choose the heading ‘My Courses’ then

‘Master Rescue’.

Diver at Underwater Cave

Step 3 - Open Water Training

Scuba Lessons

The Master Rescue course is completed over two days.

The first day consists of a pool session to learn all necessary skills, and one Open Water Dive to practice a specific scenario. 


The second day consists of three Open Water Dives, giving you enough time to complete, and repeat, different rescue scenarios until skills have been mastered.

On the final dive, you will be subjected to a very short 'stress dive' where your instructor will push you close to your limits in a safe and controlled environment. We find this an exciting and important part of the course where you learn more about yourself and what you may or may not be comfortable with in the water.

Step 4 - Certification

Upon successfully passing the practical training you will receive a Diver Certification E-card that you can carry on your mobile device.

You can purchase a hard copy the size of a credit card to carry in your wallet at a cost of $20.


To be able to complete the Master Rescue course, you will be required to:

1. Complete your online training course final exams.

2. Complete the Medical Self-Assessment Form on

*Diving medicals are required if 'yes' is given as an answer to one of the questions on the form, please read the full terms and conditions

3. Have previously completed an Explorer 30 certification or equivalent.

4. Have a valid First Aid Certificate before certification.

4. Have logged a dive or completed a refresher course within the previous 6 months.

5. Be a minimum of 15 years old (with a guardian consent form for up to age 18).

The above is subject to the General Diving Standards of RAID and may change without notice.

Our simple mission is to create safe, enthusiastic divers who always have an enjoyable experience at Perth Diving Academy.

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