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RESCUE DIVER Prevent problems, and manage them if they occur.

PADI Rescue Diver

The most rewarding course in scuba diving

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a challenging but very rewarding course. This course further develops your skills as a scuba diver and provides you with the knowledge to assist and help others when needed.

What You Learn

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to responds. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers


You will use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask top practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you will work with an oxygen unit, floats, and marker buoys. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be usefull throughout your diving career


Learning Materials

We teach our class using PADI eLearning, which gives you the ability to learn at your own pace. Once you sign up, you will receive a code to get started right away. And we are always here to help you come in or give us a call if you have any questions.

Rescue Diver eLearning Link


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

  • 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

This course includes

  • PADI Rescue Diver eLearning
  • 2 days of diving to complete 12 rescue exercises and two open water scenarios with instructors
  • Rescue Diver certification

Upon completion, you will receive the PADI Rescue  Diver certification (or Junior Rescue Diver for divers age 12-14). 

Course Fees

Tuition: $600 (e-Learning, confined water exercises, open water exercises and scenarios, and certification)

Class Schedule

Click here to see a schedule of our upcoming classes.