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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur

The PADI Rescue Diver Course

"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Now that you know how to dive well, this class expands your "bubble of awareness" to include not just yourself and buddy anymore, but all divers before, during and after the dive. We'll focus on managing problems, why they occur and most importantly, how to prevent them.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

What You Learn

  • Self rescue
  • How to act in an emergency
  • How to further reduce risk in diving
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment that helps you do so
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers


To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:

  • A PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • 12 years or older
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years. (We teach Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses.)

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact us anytime!

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories. At this certification level, many divers have aquired equipment beyond their mask, fins, and snorkel. However, for divers that still need to rent items, we can provide the gear. Clylinders, air fills and weights are included throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You'll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you'll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.



Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us a completed copy as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.

Rescue Diver Paperwork

Medical Statement Paperwork


The cost of the class is $475. This includes training materials, instruction, certification processing fees, cylinder, air fills, weights and training dives. It does not include additional rental gear that may be needed, entrance fees to the scuba park, travel expenses, meals or CPR/First Aid Certification. If you want a head start on the eLearning, you can purchase it here.

Your Next Adventure

After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

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