About Rescue Scuba Diver

Do you dive with your family, parents or kidos? Will you able ready to offer assistance should they need it? Dive with confidence! This course expands your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers.

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level: Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence. This course is also available through PADI eLearning so you can take the class portion at your own pace. Please inquire with us for details.

Rescue Diver Package

Call today for current package pricing, which includes: all study materials and equipment (excluding mask, snorkel, fins, and scuba boots). You will also be responsible for food, hotel, and travel for the weekend to perform check out dives. Open water dives and pool scenarios are included in the price of the course. Check our calendar for upcoming classes or call for special reservations.


What are the prerequisites? 

⋆​You can enroll in the Rescue Diver Course as a certified Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization) and participate in the Rescue Diver knowledge development and rescue training sessions, in confined water only, while working on your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
⋆To participate in the rescue training sessions in open water, and to participate in the open water rescue scenarios, you must be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
⋆Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
⋆Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months. The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses meet these requirements.


What will I do in the course? 

Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the class and in-water sessions, you’ll cover:
​•Self-rescue and diver stress
• Emergency oxygen delivery systems
• Dive first aid
• Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
• Emergency management and equipment
• Panicked diver response • Underwater problems
• Missing diver procedures
• Surfacing the unconscious diver
• In-water rescue breathing protocols
• First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
• Dive accident scenarios


How long does the course take? 

⋆Recommended Course Hours: 25
⋆Minimum Open Water Training: mastery of 10 skills and 2 realistic scenario practices over one or two days


What do I need? 

⋆ PADI Rescue Diver Crew-Pak (includes required pocket mask)
⋆ PADI Rescue Diver DVD